Empty Bowls Santa Barbara 2016

Nov 13
Hosted by:Foodbank of Santa Barbara...
November 13, 2016 at 11:00am to
November 13, 2016 at 2:00pm
Ben Page Youth Center map 4540 Hollister Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93110

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2017 SAVE THE DATE: 20th Annual Santa Barbara Empty Bowls, November 12, 2017.


Join the Foodbank for Empty Bowls

Empty Bowls is a community event to end hunger alongside neighbors and friends. Local restaurants donate delicious fresh soup and bread. Guests savor the meal in one-of-a-kind bowls created by local ceramicists, then take the bowls home to treasure as a gift and reminder of hunger in our community. After your lunch, tour the Foodbank next door and learn about ways to get involved.

For a ticket donation of $30, guests choose a beautiful handmade bowl, enjoy a simple meal of soup, bread and water, and take home the bowl as a reminder of the meal's purpose to feed the hungry in our community.

Empty Bowls guests can browse locally-made gifts from Santa Barbara Company and sign up for local organic produce delivery from Plow to Porch Organics. Your purchases benefit the Foodbank!

This year, a limited number of large, highly sought-after bowls handmade by artists Merillee Ford and Danyel Dean will be displayed and sold at the Empty Bowls for $70, with six (6) raffle tickets included with your purchase.

Participating Restaurants Include:

Where do the proceeds go?

Empty Bowls benefits the Foodbank's operations and programming, as well as our network of 300 local nonprofits and programs.

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

New Parking Options This Year!

  • Limited first come, first served parking will be available at the Ben Page Youth Center for $5 (cash only).
  • ​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 courtesy of Santa Barbara AirBus and Easy Lift Transportation 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.







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