• Coming up! Empty Bowls Fundraiser on April 20, 2018

Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Empty Bowls logo.Preparations for our annual Empty Bowls event are underway. Our goals are to raise awareness of local food insecurity and to raise funds for one of our nonprofit partners, Food for Others.

You will receive a handcrafted pottery bowl and your choice of delicious soups, breads, and cakes along with entertainment, education, and advocacy in a festive atmosphere.

Please join us Friday, April 20 between 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Floris United Methodist Church at 13600 Frying Pan Road in Herndon.

Check out the Raffles Prize Sheet!

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors and donors!
Tickets, sponsorship and donation opportunities, and volunteer openings are available.


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Events

APRIL 20
Empty Bowls Fundraiser
Time: 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Floris United Methodist Church
13600 Frying Pan Road
Herndon

MAY 17
Strategic Giving is Smart Giving
Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
Location: Refraction
11911 Freedom Drive
Reston

MAY 22
Book Circle
Title: A Different Life: Growing Up Learning Disabled and Other Adventures by Quinn Bradlee
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Contact by email

JUNE 6
Cocktails, Appetizers, and Mingling
Time: 5 to 7 p.m.
Location: Clarity
442 Maple Avenue East
Vienna

JULY 24
Book Circle
Title: Sing Unburied Sing, A Novel by Jesmyn Ward
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Contact by email

Volunteer

JUNE 2 with A Simple Gesture – Reston
This is a door-to-door food collection program. Donors receive a really cool, green bag, which they fill with non-perishable food items. Volunteers are needed to pick up the bags from donors and/or unload the food and stock shelves. Please contact A Simple Gesture to volunteer.

Opportunities with our grantees

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