16th Annual SB Empty Bowls

This event will offer meals of gourmet soup and bread to diners who first are invited to select a handmade bowl.

When: Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, 11 a.m.

Where: Ben Page Youth Center, 4540 Hollister Ave., Goleta

Cost: $30 - $100

Age limit: Not available

Categories: Community Events, Food & Drink


The bowls go home with guests as a reminder of the meal's purpose: to help provide food for those in need in our community.

It is a wonderful opportunity for friends, families and co-workers of all ages to enjoy a fun luncheon, while making a significant contribution to the Foodbank’s efforts to end hunger and food insecurity in Santa Barbara.

After the meal, the Foodbank invites guests to tour the Santa Barbara warehouse next door, visit inspirational Feed the Future program demonstration booths, blend a smoothie on the famous bike blender, and enjoy savory sweets.

One of Santa Barbara’s most beloved events, the annual Santa Barbara Empty Bowls luncheon, returns on Sunday, November 3rd. This year’s event takes place at an exciting new venue The unique fundraising event benefits the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, which is celebrating over 30 years of eliminating hunger and food insecurity by distributing nutritious food, education, and other resources through its own programs and to a network of over 300 member non-profit agencies and programs in Santa Barbara County. Event attendees will choose a bowl handcrafted by local ceramic artists, enjoy a simple meal of gourmet soup and bread, and take home the bowl as a reminder of the meal's purpose to help provide food for those in need in our community.

There will also be a “Market Place” at the event to peruse a beautiful array of handmade ceramic items. It is a perfect opportunity to purchase unique gifts for loved ones this holiday season. Empty Bowls provides gift cards to accompany each piece so the recipient will know the purchase of their gift helped relieve hunger in Santa Barbara County.

Seating times are at 11, 12PM, and 1PM.

Event posted Oct. 24, 2013
Last updated Oct. 24, 2013


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