Empty Bowls Delray Beach Returns This Month

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Event to benefit Palm Beach County Food Bank to be held at Old School Square

Staff report

Enjoy “Soup on the Square” to help benefit the Palm Beach County Food Bank this month.

Empty Bowls Delray Beach is back from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 3 at the Old School Square Pavilion.

Participants will enjoy a simple meal of soup and bread. Guests will take home a beautiful handmade bowl to remind them of the empty bowls on many local tables, as one of every six Palm Beach County residents does not know where their next meal is coming from.

Many of the bowls are being created by students at local schools, including American Heritage, St. Joseph’s Episcopal, Unity, St. Vincent’s, Gulfstream, St. Andrew’s, Pinecrest and FAU, as well as by members of the public at Art Sea Living. The hand painted bowls will be sold in the Bowl Boutique for $25.

More than 16 local restaurants to date have signed up to date to provide a variety of soups for the event. Guests will also enjoy artisan breads donated by Old School Bakery.

Soups range from Chicken Vegetable, Potato Bacon, Shrimp and Corn Chowder, New England Clam Chowder, Conch Chowder, Red Seafood Chowder, Split Pea and Coconut Curry and more. Soup providers to date include Abe & Louie’s, Artsy Artichoke, Atlantis Golf Club, Bedner’s, Burt & Max’s, Cabana El Rey, Caffe Luna Rosa, The Colony Hotel, Deck 84, The Elks Club, Henry’s, Lucille’s BBQ, Mussel Beach, Purgreens, Rigging Crab, Salt 7, Sweetwater, and The Regional Kitchen.

“We are so excited for the 2nd Annual Empty Bowls Delray Beach,” said Palm Beach County Food Bank Executive Director Karen Erren. “More than 400,000 Palm Beach County residents live in poverty and need our help. The Delray Beach community generously supports the hungry in our county and we are exceedingly grateful. Their support will help us provide nutritious food to the more than 100,000 individuals served each month by our partner food pantries, soup kitchens and other organizations.”

Tickets for the event are $25 with all proceeds going to the Palm Beach County Food Bank, which collects and distributes food to more than 100 local agencies who supply it to the hungry in Palm Beach County.

Co-chairs of the event are Patty Jones and Julie Peyton Stein. Honorary Co-chairs are Shelly and Billy Himmelrich.

For tickets or more information, visit www.oldschoolsquare.org/events/empty-bowls