Organizers worry Empty Bowl won't fillWith a major storm predicted for Tuesday, Empty Bowl organizers are worried the event won’t draw its usual crowd.
With a major storm predicted for Tuesday, Empty Bowl organizers are worried the event won’t draw its usual crowd.
“It isn’t looking good for Empty Bowl,” said Shaye Moris, Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank’s executive director in a news release issued today. “We’re a little worried about what the day will bring with a major snowstorm headed our way. We’ve already got the soup and bread though so the event must go on.”
Moris said in 2007, when a major storm hit Duluth in April on Empty Bowl day, the event suffered a $10,000 loss. “It was really a blow to our event,” she said. “This is really our only major event for the year, and we’re already a little nervous about what the economy will have in store for the food bank this year.”
Moris said that Empty Bowl will go on as scheduled but that if people can’t attend or don’t want to travel other arrangements can be made to get to the event.
“If people can’t attend we’d encourage them to make a donation to our food bank to support our work regardless,” she said. “If they really want a bowl too, our staff can make arrangements in the next week to have them visit our food bank and pick out a bowl.”
For more information about how to pick up a bowl, call (218) 727-5653, ext. 10 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Make a donation at www.northernlakesfoodbank.org.