Our tenth anniversary Empty Bowls event was everything we had hoped! Over 1600 bowls including traditional ceramic, glass, fiber, and wood filled the display tables. On Monday evening, 600 guests enjoyed fabulous soups from our Presenting Sponsor, Classique Caterers, while over 700 guests on Tuesday enjoyed soups from 7 of Sacramento’s finest restaurants. Our total ticket sales were 1330 and we brought home a net profit of over $102,000.
Our anniversary turned out to be an opportunity to recognize and be recognized! All of us at RCFB were surprised and thrilled when our Councilmember, Steve Hansen, presented us with a Resolution from Mayor Kevin Johnson and the City Council for “raising hunger awareness in Sacramento while supporting essential programs in food aid and nutrition.” We all felt proud and honored by this Resolution and I can’t wait to frame it and hang it for all to see. We also enjoyed being able to give a shout out to past Empty Bowls Chairs and past Board Presidents who grew a humble fundraiser into a much anticipated community tradition, supported by hundreds of artists, businesses, restaurants, community leaders, and people who care about providing healthy food for those who struggle.
Just call River City Food Bank “very grateful” for another successful event! Check out the photos from the event!
Jerry and Marilyn Burke, Lucinda Woodward
Pam & Steve Kepler
Sacramento Delta Property Managements
Linn Family / Sarah Aikenhead
Steve Szalay & Diane Cummins
The Rev. Canon Britt Olson, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California
Dan Chamberlain and John Frisch
Clement and Melinda Kong
Al & Norma Lammers
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
KCM – Judy Cruz
Dave & Connie Wright
Gill & Margo Hayes
Sloat Higgins Jensen & Associates
Karen and Barry Brokaw
Lang, Hansen, O’Malley & Miller
Hunter Johnson Insurance
Phawnda Moore & Ronald Greenwood, M.D.