Austin, TX (November 12, 2013) –TheAustin Empty BowlProject (AEBP) returns for its 17th year to raise awareness about hunger in Central Texas this holiday season. AEBP will be heldSunday, November 24, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Marchesa Hall & Theatre in Lincoln Village across from Highland Mall.
AEBP benefits Kids’ Cafe, a partner of the Capital Area Food Bank, and Meals for Kids, a program of Meals on Wheels and More and takes place the Sunday before Thanksgiving Day inviting local potters, musicians and restaurants to come together with the community to fight hunger. For a $20 donation, members of the community can select a locally crafted bowl and enjoy gourmet soups and fresh baked bread while listening to some of the most talented local Austin musicians at this family-friendly event. Bowls are then kept as year-round reminders of hunger in Central Texas.
In addition to Sunday’s event, the AEBP Preview Party sponsored by Whole Foods Market will take place Saturday, November 23, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Marchesa Hall & Theatre. Tickets for the event, which include soup tastings, hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, desserts and a silent auction for celebrity and artist bowls, are $75 and are available online.
Founded in 1997 by Kit Adams, owner of Clay Ways Pottery Studio & Gallery, the AEBP has raised over $600,000 in the fight against hunger. In 2011, AEBP beneficiaryKids’ Cafe served more than 33,500 meals to an average of 3,300 children per month. Similarly, Meals for Kids provides 5,000 nutritious meals annually to approximately 200 children of low-income families in the Austin area.
There are 34 restaurants & bakeries that are participating in the event.For more information on this year’s AEBP, AEBP’s beneficiaries and tickets for the AEBP Preview Party, visithttp://www.austinemptybowl.org or AEBP’s Facebook page at http://on.fb.me/16K6fw7.