It’s on the local news every night this time of year: Hunger in Palm Beach County. And now is your chance to step up and attend an easy (and fun!) event in your own neighborhood to fight this good fight. Here are the deets:
The Palm Beach County Food Bank (PBCFB), chaired by Stephanie Dodge and Billy Himmelrich and honorary chairs Ali Kaufman and John Brewer, will host the The Seventh Annual Empty Bowls Delray Beach, inviting attendees to “enjoy a simple meal of soup, bread and water per its theme to eat simply, so others may simply eat.”
Old School Bakery will provide rustic bread and 30 local chefs will donate savory signature soups, all served by local community leaders. (We have seen the list of soups and it’s impressive.) You can try soups until you are souped-out and you’ll see all your friends there—everyone in Delray goes. This year, the event is at Trinity Delray Lutheran Church and School, 400 N. Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This 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. With every dollar, the Food Bank can distribute five meals to residents who are struggling with hunger.