SARASOTA, FL – After two years off due to the pandemic, All Faiths Food Bank is thrilled to announce the return of one of its most popular – and one of the area’s best-attended – events: Bowls of Hope. This family-friendly event supports All Faiths Food Bank’s work, benefiting our neighbors experiencing hunger.
In previous years, more than 1,500 guests have attended Bowls of Hope, during which 40 of the community’s finest restaurants and caterers serve delicious soups, bread, desserts, and more. Guests select beautiful, handcrafted bowls – all donated by local potters, artists, and students – to keep, while enjoying a modest meal as a reminder of the empty bowls they help to fill.
This year’s event, chaired by Patti Wertheimer, will feature a new, expanded layout for guests to enjoy. Lead sponsors include Ron and Jo Jadin, Linda Monda, and Al Pezzillo.
“We look forward to gathering as a community, once again, during what has become one of our signature events,” said All Faiths Food Bank’s CEO Sandra Frank. “With already challenging economic conditions – and now the impacts of Hurricane Ian affecting area residents as well as thousands in South Florida – the community’s support is needed now more than ever.”
Takes place Sunday, November 13, 2022, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Ed Smith Stadium (2700 12th St., Sarasota). Tickets start at $35 and are now on sale; sponsorships are available through allfaithsfoodbank.org.
To learn more, contact Becky Wright: firstname.lastname@example.org or 941-549-8131.
About All Faiths Food Bank
All Faiths Food Bank is the only food bank and largest hunger relief organization in Sarasota and DeSoto counties, providing millions of meals each year with nearly 200 agencies and programs throughout the community. All Faiths works not only to fight hunger today but also strives to end hunger – forever – by helping families and individuals gain long-term food security, enjoy better health outcomes, and achieve self-sufficiency. In 2021, All Faiths distributed 19 million pounds of food – equating to 17 million meals, provided 36% more meals than 2019 (pre-pandemic), and remained steadfast in its commitment to provide nutritional assistance to community members, including 44% who were new to the food bank. For its efforts, All Faiths was honored as the 2021 “Nonprofit of the Year” by the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce; the organization was also recognized as a Top 4 Food Bank in the country in 2020. All Faiths is rated 4 stars by Charity Navigator and is a member of the Feeding America and Feeding Florida networks. For more information visit allfaithsfoodbank.org.