Friday, February 25, 2011
My friends Jackie and Pat went with me today to the Empty Bowls event at the Meyerson Symphony Center. Jackie's friend Karen joined us and she took the photo. The Empty Bowls is an international event that takes place to raise money for the local food banks. We got to sample soups, breads and desserts from local restaurants and food purveyors in North Texas, plus select a handmade bowl created by an area artisan and listen to classical music by Young Strings. Jackie, Pat and I are members of the Emanuel Lutheran Church and our church has a food pantry that gets its food from the North Texas Food Bank. I am in favor of supporting this event whenever I can. The North Texas Food Bank was established in 1982 to address the critical issue of hunger in North Texas by securing donations of surplus unmarketable, but wholesome, foods and grocery products for distribution through a network of charitable organizations dedicated to feeding the hungry in 13 North Texas counties. In the first year of operation, the Food Bank distributed 400,000 pounds of food. This has become an international project to fight hunger.