The Community Meal Program, sponsored by the Vashon Social Services Network, is pleased to announce there will be an opportunity to dine on a simple meal of soup and bread on Friday evening, November 8 at the Presbyterian Church. Island artists, under the enthusiastic coordination of local potter Liz Lewis, have contributed handcrafted bowls for the event. In exchange for a cash donation, guests are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the bowls empty of food around the world.
Vashon Empty Bowls for Community Meals is a fundraiser for the continuation of hot dinners served seven days per week to any and all needing cooked food on the island. Started in October, 2011, the meals have drawn on the resources of more than 700 volunteers to serve an average of 25 guests per day.
There will be 3 hourly seatings for the event starting at 5:00. Bowls and soups will be distributed between all three seatings. Tickets for each seating are being sold at Vashon Bookstore, Amiad and Associates Real Estate, Granny’s Attic and Vashon-Maury Senior Center and at the door if not sold out. Tickets, priced at $20, include a handmade bowl and a supper of local soup, bread, and cookies. Children 5 years old and younger are free. There will be live music.