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A Successful Empty Bowls Fundraiser!

table full of empty, handmade bowls

Thanks to the Alexandria community who helped to raise more than $47,000 for ALIVE!’s food programs at the Empty Bowls Alexandria event on November 12, 2016.

More than 170 members of the community attended ALIVE!’s second Empty Bowls fundraiser on Saturday, November 12th. Each attendee selected a handmade bowl donated by the Northern Virginia Community College Alexandria Fine Arts Department and the Alexandria Clay Co-op Studio.

community members receiving bowls of food

Check out the 15 restaurants that participated in providing the meal of soup, bread and dessert–with a special addition this year of barbecue sliders! Their support and generosity of their diverse contributions made it a fun meal for all.

table of happy diners enjoying their meal

ALIVE! thanks many business, corporate, congregation and personal sponsors who supported Empty Bowls, among them The Jennifer L. Walker Realtor Team, Kim and Patrick Anderson, Whole Foods Market–Old Town, Wells Fargo, King Street Wireless, and John Marshall Bank. See the full list of sponsors of ALIVE!’s Empty Bowls Alexandria! Thanks to their financial support, these ALIVE! hunger programs will serve those in need:

  • ALIVE! monthly food distribution program that reaches over 2,000 individuals on one Saturday a month at three locations throughout the city of Alexandria; and
  • a home delivery program that provides groceries to the elderly, disabled and other homebound residents
  • ALIVE! also participates in a weekend care bag program in partnership with a few of Alexandria’s public schools and provides shelf-stable food to several smaller food pantries in the city.

Photo of those who served the food

Guests enjoyed music provided by Provázek Quartet from George Washington Middle School and Minnie Howard campus of T. C. Williams High School and Ein Lanu Z’man from Agudas Achim Congregation.

See more images from the event on our Facebook page.

Supporting Restaurants

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