Events to support Empty Bowls



February 16, 2014 12:35 am  •  Staff report

Two local bowl glazing events are planned to provide custom bowls for the upcoming Empty Bowl fundraiser, benefiting the efforts of the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County in the Lompoc area.

Today, the Cypress Gallery on Cypress Avenue and South H Street will host a bowl decorating event from noon to 1 p.m.

The public is encouraged to join gallery members for a fun time of utilizing their creative flair to benefit community members in need.

Taking advantage of Monday’s President’s Day holiday, Walnut Pier on North A Street and Walnut Avenue also will host a bowl glazing event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday.

Questions about the two events should be directed to Alice Laufer, a member of the Empty Bowls leadership team, at 268-6991.

An opportunity is also being provided to prior Empty Bowl attendees to recycle bowls from previous events. Through mid-March, bowls from past events may be dropped off at two locations:

  • Rabobank, 828 North H St. — Drop-offs may be made between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
  • LompocMuseum, 200 South H St. — Drop-offs may be made from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

The 10th annual Lompoc Empty Bowls is scheduled for Wednesday, March 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the DickDeWeesCommunity & SeniorCenter, a new location for the event.

Tickets are now available online at or from community outlets listed on the website. They will also be available at the door while they last.

A $25 donation is requested for the tickets. All funds raised at Lompoc Empty Bowls will remain in Lompoc, providing services to Lompoc area families.

For more information about Empty Bowls, event sponsorship opportunities or generally about the Foodbank and its programs, call Judi Monte at 937-3422, ext. 106.

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County provides nourishment and education through its award-winning programs and a network of more than 330 member nonprofit partners.

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