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Reminder: The Edmonds Food Bank will host the Empty Bol event on September 22

The Edmonds Food Bank Empty Bowl fundraising dinner is scheduled for Thursday, September 22 at the Edmonds Yacht Club. This year’s theme is Planting the seed of a bountiful harvest, and you’re invited to come dressed for a garden party — and support your neighbors who are facing food insecurity.

Shooby Do Catering and Chef Dane Catering will provide soup and Cottage Bakery will provide fresh bread. At the end of the evening there will be a dessert auction with desserts from Cakes by Frosted, Finales Gourmet Desserts, Chanterelle, Moon Rabbit Pastry and others. Get ready to have fun with games, auction items and presentations explaining why the food bank is so important and what the organization plans for the future.

Tickets are on sale at edmondsfoodbank.org/events. With a $175 early access ticket, you have first choice of a homemade bowl for your meal and takeout, plus a signature cocktail. Regular tickets are $100 and come with a bowl of your choice. The bowls are donated by local potters, carpenters and Glazed and Amazed.

According to Feeding America, one in 12 people in Washington state go hungry, as do one in eight children. With food prices rising across the country, many families are unable to keep up. Edmonds Food Bank is located below the United Methodist Church on Caspers Street and serves approximately 2,000 households per month. More than 50% of the participants are children or the elderly. Each month, the food bank needs 1,750 gallons of milk, 3,000 volunteer hours and 170,000 pounds of food.

The Edmonds Food Bank serves an average of 327 families each week, in addition to providing support to neighbors in need and the hygiene station. The food bank also serves 75 families at College Place’s monthly school distribution, 25 at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 150 at the Korean Community Service Center, 200 at Modest Family Solutions and 45 at the Latino Educational Training Institute.

Can’t come but still want to contribute? Stop by Glazed and Amazed (514 Main St.), buy a bowl for $25 and have a paint party. Glazed and Amazed will donate a portion of your fee to Edmonds Food Bank and raffle the bowl to be used at the event. The deadline is September 15.

Edmonds Food Bank thanks its sponsors: Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, Alaska Airlines, First Financial Bank, Puget Sound Energy, Cline Jewelry, DME Group, Coastal Bank, Branding Iron, Paine Field, Will Chen CPA, Interiors of Edmonds, University Audi, PCC , People’s Bank, Main Street Commons, KDMC, Angel of the Winds Casino, Alaska Federal Credit Union, Edmonds Beacon, Aritsa Wines, All the Best Pet Care and Ombu Salon.

Food is courtesy of Shooby Do Catering, Pacific NW Catering, Niles Peacock, Chef Dane, Cottage Bakery, Cakes by Frosted, Finales Gourmet Desserts, Chanterelle, Moon Rabbit Pastry, Bowls by Glazed and Amazed customers, Seattle Wood Turners and Create Next Pas .

Tickets are at www.edmondsfoodbank.org/events. Information about the Edmonds Food Bank can be found at www.edmondsfoodbank.org.

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