The first Tempe Empty Bowls occurred in February 2002 after nearly a year of planning. Founding members of the steering committee were faith organizations interested in acting on their beliefs to care for the hungry. Since that time the steering committee has broadened its base, but has held true to its custom of having a bowl of soup made by a volunteer at every meeting.
Tempe Empty Bowls is a free, fun event featuring a beautiful selection of hand-crafted bowls and live entertainment. This event will be going on February 24 & 25. Proceeds from the event will benefit Tempe Community Action Agency and United Food Bank.
Purchase a bowl for a $10 donation and Whole Foods Market Tempe and NCounter will provide a simple meal of soup and bread (symbolic of the caloric intake that must sustain many around the world for an entire day).
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Saturday, February 25th : The second event will be going on at the Tempe Library Complex, from 11am – 2pm. SW corner of Rural & Southern Tempe. Music by Randy Olson and Friends, Soup provided by Whole Foods Market.