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Empty Bowls

February 18th 2017 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Jan Hohman | (253) 514-8908 |
Location: Gig Harbor Boys & Girls Club, 8502 Skansie Ave

Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to raise both money and awareness in the fight to end hunger. Here in Gig Harbor, it is an event organized by Altrusa Club & Foundation of Gig Harbor to raise funds for Food Scholarships for children in our community whose summers may be periods of hunger.

Did you know that 1 of every 4 children in the Peninsula School District qualify for free or reduced price lunches, but during the summer there is no summer lunch program to fill the gap? Last year Altrusa sponsored our first Empty Bowls event that provided funds for over 4,000 summer lunches for 800 kids from our school district who were at risk for going hungry. This year we hope to double the number of kids we can serve.
  • Last year we used the kitchen at the Boys & Girls Club, which we equipped, to deliver those lunches.

  • This year we are looking to expand the number of kids served and working with other community organizations to partner with us.

  • Virtually every community surrounding us has at least one, sometimes several, summer lunch programs for their kids.

  • Empty Bowls is an international effort to fight hunger in local communities, but no funds from our event will be spent beyond our local school district boundaries.

Join us February 18th at the Boys and Girls Club of Gig Harbor from 11am-2pm.