Empty Bowls Santa Barbara 2017

Nov 12
Hosted by:Foodbank of Santa Barbara...
November 12, 2017 at 11:00am to
November 12, 2017 at 2:00pm
Ben Page Youth Center 4540 Hollister Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Event Details

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Join the Foodbank for the 20th Annual Santa Barbara Empty Bowls

On November 12, 2017, the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County will welcome nearly 1,000 caring locals to the Ben Page Youth Center for the 20th annual Empty Bowls community lunch.

Empty Bowls demonstrates the value in feeding and nourishing one another – especially the most vulnerable among us – with a simple meal of soup from a handmade bowl. Each guest takes a handmade bowl home as a reminder of the meal's purpose: to help feed the hungry in our community. VIP Empty Bowls tickets include a large bowl handmade by artists Merillee Ford and Danyel Dean.

Soup and bread is made and donated by local gourmet restaurants. After your lunch, tour the Foodbank next door and learn about ways to get involved while enjoying coffee from The French Press and dessert from Rincon Catering.

Where do the proceeds go?

Empty Bowls benefits the Foodbank's operations and programming. Your support helps to fill shelves, fund community programs, and fuel trucks that deliver food throughout Santa Barbara County. For every $1 donated, the Foodbank can provide 8 nutritious meals.

For more information about the event and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Development Coordinator Leslie Velez at lvelez@foodbanksbc.org or (805) 967- 5741, x110. 


Parking Options 

  • Limited first come, first served parking will be available at the Ben Page Youth Center for $5. This year, pre-pay for your parking when you purchase your tickets.
  • ​Free parking will be available at San Marcos High School in Student Parking Lot C on Hollister Avenue and in the parking lot at the corner of Hollister Avenue and Turnpike Road  (campus map). A free shuttle will transport guests from San Marcos High School to the Page Center every 10 to 15 minutes. A return shuttle will depart from the Foodbank.
  • Free handicap parking will be available at the Ben Page Youth Center.

Many thanks to

for your support!

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