The Empty Bowl Benefit is now underway, one of the most colourful events at the Calgary Food Bank!
Each year, we invite local celebrities, media personalities, artists, musicians and bloggers (and more!) to our warehouse to paint their own design on a blank ceramic bowl.
These bowls are then polished up and filled with items and goodies by the painter, which are included with the item. From sold out concert tickets to spa packages and Banff vacations, be sure to check out each bowl and follow the hashtag on twitter, (#BowlsYYC and @CalgaryFoodBank). Any money that is raised through this event goes directly to supporting the JP Morgan Food Link program, which works with over 110 agencies in Calgary.
This year, designs ranged from a cute little minion from Despicable Me, an abstract yellow and green bubble art, to an elegant portraiture of Frida Kahlo. We are overjoyed at how well all the bowls look and all the generous swag items that the painters have donated for us to auction off. Not only are there Shania Twain, Reba McEntire and Keith Urban concert tickets (among others!), but there are tours of various attractions throughout Calgary and collectable memorabilia.
Be sure to check out the bowls and their swag! Together, we are working towards creating a hunger-free community.
The Empty Bowl Benefit auction will run until May 15, at 9pm, at which point all bids will be closed and locked, and further information will be sent to the winning bidders.
Visit the Auction page here and start bidding!