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The following article was posted on March 13th, 2013, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 14, Issue 1 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 14, Issue 1

Empty bowls fills stomachs

BY AMY ASMAN

Fight hunger in your community while enjoying some delicious soup at the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County’s ninth annual Empty Bowls fundraiser on March 27 at the Veteran’s Memorial Building, 100 E. Locust Ave., in Lompoc.

For a donation of $25, attendees will get to select a uniquely handcrafted ceramic bowl, enjoy a simple meal of gourmet soup and bread, and take the bowl home as a reminder of the meal’s purpose: to feed the hungry in our community wholesome and hearty food and to raise awareness about hunger in the Lompoc region.

“The resources of the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County serve 20 to 25 percent of those in need right here in our Lompoc Valley,” Bob Lawrence, Foodbank board member, said in a press release.

During the 2012 fiscal year, the Foodbank served 14,905 people through 30 food distribution programs in Lompoc alone, distributing more than 712,000 pounds of food. Almost half of the people served were younger than 18.

Tickets are available through committee members or at various community outlets, including the Stillman Capital Group, the office of 4th District Santa Barbara County Supervisor Peter Adam, the Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau, Rabobank’s North H Street branch, Sue’s Place, The Bookstore, Village Coffee Stop Café, or Walnut Pier Health Club. Tickets can also be ordered by calling 937-3422, Ext. 104, or visiting foodbanksbc.org.

All proceeds from the event go toward serving Lompoc area families and funding such critical Foodbank programs as the Senior Brown Bag program, which provides local senior citizens two bags of groceries each month to supplement their food budgets and to help maintain their self-sufficiency for as long as possible.

Managing Editor Amy Asman compiled this week’s Community Corner. Information should be sent to the Sun via mail, e-mail, or fax.