Swanson Families, Join us in our empty bowls project this year!


Empty Bowls is an Arvada area fundraiser that supports the Arvada Food Bank. Over the last six years Empty Bowls has raised over $15,000 for the Food Bank. Each year has gotten bigger with more support from our community and families. Not only is Empty Bowls a wonderful opportunity to support a good cause it is a good time to see old friends and gather with our community.

How Empty Bowls works: The Arvada area art teachers, with support from our students, create ceramic bowls. This year schools will be donating at least 50 bowls each! On Thursday December 8th from 5-7pm the community is invited to gather at Arvada High School where you can purchase a handmade bowl for a minimum donation of $5 and receive a simple meal of homemade soup, stew, or chili, a drink and bread (all donated by parents, local business and teachers). What a value!

All money raised will go directly to the Arvada Food Bank. It is a wonderful non-profit group that provides anyone struggling to buy food for themselves and/or family with free non-perishable and fresh food items. The food bank has seen the need in Arvada rise dramatically over the last few years and has come to rely on the money raised from the Empty Bowls event to help sustain through the spring and summer months when people are less likely to donate.

How can you help fight hunger in our community?


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