Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Seventh Annual Empty Bowls Delray This Saturday

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.

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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