The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia will work toward ending hunger as part of an overall community effort to alleviate poverty.


March 5

Empty Bowl Luncheon & Silent Auction

Date: March 5
Time: 11:30AM til 1:30AM
Where: The Classic Center

Now in its 16th year, the annual Empty Bowls Luncheon and Silent Auction is set for Wednesday March 5, 2014, at the Classic Center in downtown Athens from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

As always,a simple lunch of soup and a sandwich will be served. Katy Arrowood has generously agreed to prepare her famous chicken salad and pimento cheese sandwiches, and 10 local eateries have agreed to prepare homemade soup for our guests. This year’s participating local eateries are:

  • Center Stage Catering
    Brett’s Restaurant
    “St. Mary’s” Fresh Inspiration Cafe
    Hilltop Grill
    The Last Resort
    Classic City Chef
    Harry’s BBQ
    Royal Peasant
    Home Made Catering
    Mama’s Boy

Guests will once again receive a beautiful hand-crafted or hand-painted bowl to serve as a reminder of all the empty bowls in our community, and have the opportunity to bid on unique local pottery at the silent auction. Participating artists this year include:

  • David Morgan
    Pat McCaffrey
    Nancy Green
    Jerry and Kathy Chappelle
    Arlene Phillips
    Ron Meyers
    Ted Saupe
    Christie Moody
    Josh Podvin
    Geoff Pickett
    Jen Graff
    Jeff Bishoff
    Nikki Thomas
    Jorie Berman
    Caryn VanWagtendonk
    Sara Lee Parker
    School Street Pottery OCAF

This year, tickets are $20 in advance. They will be $25 the day of the event. For each ticket sold in advance the Food Bank can provide 80 meals to those that may not know where their next meal will come from.

To order tickets call 706-354-8191 or email

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