|Join the Beachhouse and Mar Vista for the annual Empty Bowls event. Empty Bowls is an annual fundraiser for the Food Bank of Manatee. Local artists and potters partner with Art Center Manatee to create beautiful, handcrafted, one of a kind bowls which are available at the event for $20.00. For the $20.00 fee attendees can sample all the 20-30 soups from area restaurants. Also included are fresh bread and bottled water. They are given a soup voucher which will allow them to get a full bowl of their favorite soup which they then can enjoy at the event or take with them. Grandmas Goodies Cookies will also be for sale.The event is two days, the first of which is October 18th at Renaissance on 9th, 1816 9th St. West Bradenton. The second day is October 19th in Lakewood Ranch at 8131 Main Street. Both events are from 11:00 am- 1:00 pm. The BeacHhouse will be serving their famous Clam Chowder and Black Bean Soup on Thursday the 18th and Mar Vista will be serving their famous Clam Chowder (same recipe) and Lobster Bisque on Friday the 19th.
The Food Bank of Manatee provides nutritional assistance and caring supportive services to individuals in need throughout Manatee County by distributing food to non-profit agencies including food pantries, soup kitchens, and churches. Families in emergency situations can receive food packages on a temporary basis, infant care baskets for a new baby, and pet food. For more information and to purchase tickets online visit www.foodbankofmanatee.orgor call 941-749-0100.