Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and Just Harvest are proud to announce a partnership with the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh to provide new children’s activities at the annual Empty Bowls fundraiser.
Focused on being a family-friendly event, activities of the past have primarily included hunger education stations and clay bowl-making. This year’s activities provided by the Children’s Museum will focus on introducing children to hands-on activities inspired by vegetables and fruits.
These activities will be supplemented by a variety of other family-friendly presentations by other community members and organizations throughout the event.
“We are pleased to participate at the 2015 Empty Bowls fundraiser, by partnering with Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and Just Harvest,” stated Children’s Museum’s Marketing Director Bill Schlageter. “This annual community event embodies neighborliness at its best, and we welcome this opportunity to provide hands-on activities, challenging children to make, create and grow.”
Empty Bowls takes place from 2 to 6 p.m., Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Rodef Shalom Congregation (4905 Fifth Ave in Oakland). The event consists of a “meager meal” of soup and bread that is intended to remind participants that food security eludes many of their neighbors.
The soup is made by chefs and donated by restaurants, and is served by local celebrities. Each guest receives a hand-crafted ceramic bowl to take home. Empty Bowls features a bake sale, entertainment, kid’s activities and a silent auction of fine art and celebrity-autographed bowls.