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Empty Bowls 2012 a success

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We would like to thank everyone for helping make our Sixth Annual Empty Bowls benefit on March 8 a huge success. Empty Bowls directly supports our Community Café by helping provide three warm, nutritious meals every day to anyone in need. The Café serves 600 meals per day, and this event, which raised more than $30,000 this year, helps make that possible.

 

More than 900 tickets were purchased, making The Durham Armory a lively place to be that evening.  It was truly a community-wide effort to support the ongoing work at Urban Ministries. Empty Bowls would not be possible without the generous support of sponsors, restaurants, potters, those who donated food, UMD Recovery program residents, plus dozens of amazing volunteers, and our hard-working Empty Bowls planning committee. 

 

Congratulations to Thrills from the Grill for winning the Judges' Choice Award for Best Soup for their Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup and to Toast Paninoteca for winning the People's Choice Award for Best Soup for their Roasted Cauliflower Puree.

 

We cannot show enough appreciation to our volunteers, donors, and the following individuals and businesses that helped make this event such a success!

 

Presenting Sponsor

RTI International 

 

Gold Sponsors

ABC-11

Motorco

Parker and Otis

Robling Medical Incorporated

 

Silver Sponsors

Diversified Information Technologies, Inc.

Maxwell, Freeman & Bowman, PA

NCACPA

Senn Dunn Insurance

 

Bronze Sponsors

AKA Sorority – AZO Chapter

B&J Custom Printers, Inc.

Carpe Diem Cleaning

Firestorm Media

The Freelon Group

J J Froelich

Joy of the Arts Inc.

PBM Graphics Inc.

Stancil & Company

Jessica Slice-Sadler

Urban Durham Realty

 

In-Kind Sponsors

Agatha Donkar

Aldersgate United Methodist Church

American Party Rentals

Bethany United Methodist Church

Bill and Susan Amey

Durham Coca-Cola Bottling Company

Greater Orange Grove Baptist Church

Loaf

Sergio Analco Design

Temple Baptist Church

Terry and Joe Chambliss

The Carolina Inn

The Summit Church

West Durham Baptist Church

 

Handcrafted bowls were donated for use and purchase at the event by Claymakers, ClayWorks Guild, Carrboro Clay at the ArtsCenter, Durham Arts Council, and Havenhill Studios. 

 

Participating restaurants providing the delicious soups for the evening included: Guglhupf Café and Restaurant, Revolution, L'Uva, Papa Mojo's Roadhouse, Thrills From the Grill, Watts Grocery, Blu Seafood & Bar, Whole Foods, Toast Paninoteca, Saladelia Cafe, Mad Hatter’s Café and Bakeshop.

 

Thank you to Frank Stasio, from WUNC, for emceeing Empty Bowls 2012 and to the following local celebrities for judging our Best Soup Contest:  Summer Bicknell from Locopops, Jennings Brody from Parker and Otis, Tisha Powell from ABC 11, and Lisa Sorg from the Independent Weekly.

 

Over 100 people joined us for our first Empty Bowls’ After Party.  We thank Fullsteam Brewery for hosting this event, Motorco for its support, and the following food trucks for coming out to provide their delicious offerings: Pie Pushers, Will & Pops's, The Parlour, Chirba Chirba, Klausie's Pizza, Only Burger, Farmhand Foods' Sausage Wagon, and KoKyu BBQ.  Each of these businesses will be donating 10% of their proceeds from the evening to Urban Ministries of Durham's Community Café.

 

Thank you again to all who supported Empty Bowls 2012 in any way!  Together, we can make a huge impact to improve the lives of our neighbors in need.

 

Sincerely,

UMD Empty Bowls Committee 2012 

 

A little history of Empty Bowls - 

UMD started Empty Bowls back in 2006, a vision of staff and volunteers who broke new ground and made new friends for UMD. Because of staff, volunteers and friends/donors to UMD, the event continues to support "empty bowls" in our Community Cafe. Every day more than 550 meals are served at UMD. Empty Bowls makes that possible. Here's an excerpt from the national site and resource for Empty Bowls. Thank you for your support of Empty Bowls, and the Community Cafe at UMD. 

  “Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger and was created by The Imagine Render Group. The basic premise is simple: Potters and other craftspeople, educators and others work with the community to create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. In exchange for a cash donation, guests are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world.”   From http://www.emptybowls.net/  

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Nov 25, 2014

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