Empty Bowls 2018

 20th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser for ICA Food Shelf and ResourceWest will take place on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Hopkins Center for the Arts in Hopkins, Minnesota


 Hopkins, Minnesota (March 1, 2018) The 20th annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser for ICA Food Shelf and ResourceWest will return to Hopkins Center for the Arts on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Empty Bowls is a celebration of everything that makes our community great: great neighbors, great schools, great local arts, great food, and great community. In a time where our country is more fractured than ever, Empty Bowls reminds us that we are all neighbors as we come together to help those in need.

 2018 marks Hopkins Empty Bowls’ 20th anniversary. Since 1999, Hopkins Public Schools’ art students and community potters have created hundreds of unique soup bowls for the event benefitting ICA Food Shelf and ResourceWest. Over the past 19 years, the event has raised over $1 Million to support our neighbors in need.

 “It’s inspiring to witness firsthand how our community comes together to create this amazing event, which also does do much good in our community.” – Tarrah Palm, ResourceWest Executive Director

 Attendees are invited to choose their favorite bowl from among the 1,000 bowls created by community artists and Hopkins students. Guests will enjoy a simple meal of soup and bread donated by local restaurants. A variety of local musicians will provide entertainment . There will also be a silent auction of unique fine art donated by local artists.

 “Empty Bowls day is one of the best days of the year! Empty Bowls brings together our entire community to raise funds for those in need and celebrate local schools and arts.” –Peg Keenan, ICA Food Shelf Executive Director

 Please join us and bring a free-will donation to support the work of ICA Food Shelf and ResourceWest. Interested in volunteering? Please contact us via www.hopkinsemptybowls.org.  

 The event will take place at Hopkins Center for the Arts (1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343) on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 ICA Food Shelf and ResourceWest serve the communities of Minnetonka, Hopkins, Excelsior, Deephaven, Woodland, Greenwood, and Shorewood, Minnesota.

 ICA Food Shelf is a social services agency offering food, financial assistance, and employment assistance to families in the western suburbs of Minneapolis.

 ResourceWest is a responsive community-based organization that assists people and strengthens the west metro community through collaborative programs and connections to resources.

Kristin Gerton at ICA Food Shelf: 952-279-0280, kristin@icafoodshelf.org , www.icafoodshelf.org  
Tarrah Palm at ResourceWest: 952-277-9341, tarrah@resourcewest.org  , www.resourcewest.org