On Sunday, October 20, the Carrboro, North Carolina restaurant, Provence will host TABLE's First Annual Empty Bowls Event. In exchange for a $30 donation, the fundraiser, which runs from 4 to 7 p.m., will provide guests with a locally crafted pottery bowl and hearty soup dinner replete with bread, dessert and live entertainment.
The Empty Bowls project is an international, grassroots effort to fight hunger. The money raised from such meals benefits local charities fighting hunger. Guests are invited to keep the bowls as a reminder of their efforts in supporting the program.
"TABLE is so appreciative of Provence for its help and involvement in our First Annual Empty Bowls Event," says Ashton Chatham, executive director of TABLE. "Chef Knaven and his staff have made it evident that they really care and want to make a lasting difference for TABLE and the community at large."
TABLE is the only local nonprofit organization focused exclusively on providing emergency food aid for hungry children in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Founded in 2007, the organization was created to unite University of North Carolina (UNC)-Chapel Hill students and community members in the assistance initiative. The group raises money and collects non-perishable foods for distribution to local children in need.