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Empty Bowls 2017
Fundraiser for community hunger programs


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Monday, November 13

Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Dinner: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Silent auction closes at 6:30 p.m.

Empty Bowls 2017 features a simple soup dinner with soup and bread provided by local restaurants and a sale of beautiful handcrafted bowls made at the Grand Marais Art Colony. A silent auction – made possible through the generous donations of local businesses - offers a large selection of gift certificates to help you kick-start your holiday shopping. The bake sale provides sweet treats to enjoy at the event or to take home or to the office.

In the autumn, when many seasonal jobs end and the cost of living rises as furnaces kick on for the long winter ahead, it’s important to remember that 12 percent of Cook County residents struggle with food insecurity. But regardless of season, at some point each month, many of our Cook County neighbors don’t know where their next meal will come from. Each year, the Empty Bowls fundraiser event works to raise awareness of and funds for the Cook County Food Shelf and other community organizations addressing Cook County’s critical hunger needs year-round.

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