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 map 4540 Hollister Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Event Details

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Join the Foodbank for the 20th annual Santa Barbara 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. VIP tickets include a large bowl handmade by artists Merillee Ford and Danyel Dean.

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. 

Parking Options 

  • 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 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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