Paint a Bowl to Fight Hunger

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Want to be a part of Tempe Empty Bowls, an event that raises money to help the hungry in Tempe? Mark your calendar for Jan. 13-15 when you can go into any Valley As You Wish Pottery, paint a bowl for $10 and donate it to be sold at Tempe Empty Bowls Feb. 23 and 24. Funds raised at Tempe Empty Bowls is shared between Tempe Community Action Agency and United Food Bank for their Tempe-based food programs. You can help end hunger in Tempe one bowl at a time by taking part in this fun, creative event.

Here’s more about Tempe Empty Bowls: Thousands of Tempe-area elementary and high school area students, as well as local artists, are creating clay bowls and other pottery to help raise money for the hungry in our community as part of the Tempe Empty Bowls program. Proceeds benefit the feeding programs at Tempe Community Action Agency and United Food Bank.

At the event (, a $10 purchases a bowl and a simple meal of soup and bread, symbolic of the caloric intake that must sustain many in our community for an entire day.

The 2018 Tempe Empty Bowls will be held two days from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Friday, February 23 at 6th Street Park (just south of City Hall in Downtown Tempe), and

Saturday, February 24 in the Community Center Courtyard, 3500 S. Rural Rd., between Tempe Public Library and Vihel Center buildings on the southwest corner of Rural and Southern. 

Hand-crafted bowls, planter pots, mugs, necklaces, platters and vases, made by potters at the City of Tempe Ceramics Program, local artists, and children ranging from elementary to high school students, will be available for purchase. 

Proceeds benefit Tempe Community Action Agency, and United Food Bank’s Kid’s Café program Last year more than $20,000 was raised. Since the event started, almost $200,000 has been raised to feed the hungry in our community.


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