RI Food Bank hosts fundraiser this Friday

The Rhode Island Community Food Bank is getting ready to host a fundraiser that brings together great food from area restaurants and local artists looking to give back to the community.

Andrew Schiff, CEO of The Rhode Island Community Food Bank, and John Hartom, a former school teacher who originally created the concept of Empty Bowls 25 years ago, joined The Rhode Show Tuesday to talk more about the fundraiser.

This Friday, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank will be hosting Empty Bowls, a fundraiser featuring food from more than 35 restaurants and a handmade bowl for every guest. For months, artists have been making bowls to donate to the event and this Friday it will all come together to raise money for the Food Bank and the 63,000 people served each month by this great organization.

“We’re really excited to host our first Empty Bowls event this Friday evening. Although Empty Bowls has been happening around the world for twenty-five years, this is the first time we’ve held one to support people in need of food assistance in our own community. Hundreds of people are coming out to experience it for the first time, all to benefit the Food Bank and our member agencies,” Andrew Schiff said.

For more information on where to sign up and purchase tickets, visit: http://www.rifoodbank.org/NewsEvents/EmptyBowls/tabid/275/Default.aspx

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