‘Raise funds that help food pantries:’ The 8th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser is coming up

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CEDARBURG -- The 8th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser is coming up. Kimberly Bikulcius, the Family Sharing of Ozaukee County Community Outreach Manager, joins FOX6 WakeUp with how you can help the hungry. The 8th annual Empty Bowls event will take place on Thursday, Nov. 7 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Ozaukee County Pavilion.

About Ozaukee County Empty Bowls (website)

Enjoy lunch with coworkers, friends or family and help fill the shelves at Family Sharing. We will serve a variety of hearty, hot soups donated by local restaurants, as well as bread, dessert and coffee. All attendees can join in the raffle drawings for fantastic items. Your donation will benefit our neighbors in need here in Ozaukee County.

Registration is $20 per person through 10/24, $25 after 10/24 and at the door (if tickets are still available).

Family Sharing operates a food pantry on Overland Court in Grafton, as well as an “upscale resale” shop that is open to the public. The shop sells clothing and household goods and uses the proceeds to support the pantry. In 2018 alone:

  • Over 500,000 pounds of food were distributed at no charge to people in need
  • Approximately 4,718 children and 8,478 adults were served in the Food Pantry
  • Over $60,000 worth of items donated to our resale shop were provided to Pantry recipients
  • Approximately 268 new winter jackets were provided to children
  • Over 226 students received the school supplies they needed.

The Empty Bowls event draws an average of 250 attendees each year. Family Sharing invites anyone interested in its mission to attend the fundraiser.

To register, visit www.familysharingozaukee.org and click on EVENTS for the Empty Bowls registration form. You can also sign up at Family Sharing of Ozaukee County, 1002 Overland Court, Grafton, WI 53024. The early bird fee is $20/person; after October 30 and on the day of the event, tickets will be $25 a person (if available).

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