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Food Bank Event Features Empty Bowls and Full Hearts

It truly is the most wonderful time of the year, the time of joy and tradition and giving. It’s also when people start waking up, looking around and seeing the real need that is out there for food, housing, health care—you name it. And once again, the Palm Beach County Food Bank is stepping up to the plate (or bowl, in this case) with its Sixth Annual Empty Bowls Delray Beach this Saturday, Dec. 4 at Trinity Lutheran School in Delray.

The event, chaired by Stephanie Dodge and Billy Himmelrich, runs from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and has a delicious (and simple) approach to raising money for the food bank. The Food Bank invites the public to eat simply, so others can simply eat. Old School Bakery provides rustic breads, and 30 local chefs donate their delicious signature soups, all served by local community leaders.

For $30 a ticket, guests share in a simple meal of bread, soup and water. Unique bowls will be sold to serve as a powerful reminder of all the empty bowls in the community. Guests will have the option to purchase tickets online and either sample soups via a drive-through or an in-person dining experience.

This is the perfect feel-good event for your Saturday lunchtime, and a great way to kick off a season of giving. Stop for a moment and savor the meaning of the season. You’ll be glad you did.

We’ll see you there.

WHERE: Trinity Delray Lutheran Church and School, 400 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach

WHEN: Saturday, December 4, 2021 – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

COST: $30 (Buy on site or contact

WHY: The national grassroots event serves as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the community, and specifically, the one-in-six people in Palm Beach County that are food-insecure. All money raised will support PBCFB in its mission toward hunger relief.

Marie Speed
Marie Speed
Marie Speed is group editor of all JES publications, including Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Worth Avenue, Mizner’s Dream and the annual publication for the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. She also oversees editorial operations of the company’s Salt Lake City magazines. Her community involvement has ranged from work with the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce to a longtime board member position at Caridad Center. She is also on the George Snow Scholarship Fund review committee. She is a past officer of the Florida Magazine Association and a member of Class XVII of Leadership Florida. In her spare time, Marie enjoys South Florida’s natural world through hiking and kayaking, and she is an avid reader and an enthusiastic cook.

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