Thank you for a "Souper" Community Soup Supper on May 19!
Over 200 members of the community friends filled tables and picnic blankets to enjoy a simple outdoor meal of soup donated by local restaurants and businesses:JJ Hills, O’Gradys, South, Wok About Grill, Sage Mountain, Visconti’s, Yodelin, Tumwater Bakery, Bosket Bread. Eric Link, Corbin Welter and the Village Voices Women’s Ensemble provided entertainment for the crowd. The soup supper and raffle raised $4500 to be added to online auction proceeds, resulting in $11,600 raised to support the Community Cupboard food bank and UV Empty Bowls Art Grant!
2022 Artist Bowls Online Auction A Success!
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Upper Valley Empty Bowls Mission:
Working together to end hunger, strengthen community and celebrate the arts.
Over 200 people gathered on May 19, 2022 to enjoy an outdoor Soup Supper in support of Upper Valley Empty Bowls and the Community Cupboard food bank. The Soup Supper marked the return to the much-loved UV Empty Bowls event, which has been on hold for the past two years. Despite COVID uncertainty early in 2022, the UV Empty Bowls Committee decided to press on with a modified schedule for the festivities. While bowls were not available for community members to decorate this year, the online Artist Bowl Auction and community soup supper were able to happen in May instead of March.
Through the online auction, soup supper and raffle, we raised over $11,000 to support the Community Cupboard food bank and UV Empty Bowls Art Grant! These are much-needed funds raised BY our community-FOR our community! The UV Empty Bowls Festival donations typically fund more than 50 percent of the Community Cupboard’s annual food budget. This donation helps to stock its food shelves and provide food boxes to over 1000 local households annually. We can't do it without YOU! Thank you for your support!
Thank you to all the volunteers, businesses and community members who supported UV Empty Bowls this unusual year. Skip Claeson, UV Empty Bowls Committee Chairman reflected on the successful event: “It is proof that our community & UV Empty Bowls Committee has dug out of the rubble of COVID and emerged with energy and determination to serve each other.” Congratulations on 26 years of Upper Valley Empty Bowls celebrations and see you next year!