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Waste Not hosts 32nd Empty Bowls event to feed the hungry in Phoenix

Empty Bowls event fueled by Waste Not & Arizona Clay members
Staff Reports | Digital Free Press

The Arizona Center in Phoenix from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, is hosting an “Empty Bowls” fundraising event sponsored by Waste Not and the Arizona Clay Association.

The Arizona Center is at 455 N. 3rd St. in Phoenix.

Guests can purchase beautiful handmade art, have lunch, and experience live music for a good cause as the fundraising event is held every October and features hundreds of hand-crafted bowls made and donated by members of the Arizona Clay Association.

“Empty Bowls is a wonderful event that brings the whole community together to reflect on hunger throughout the world and in our own neighborhoods,” said Hillary Bryant, executive director of Waste Not, in a prepared statement.

“As we enter our 32nd year of hosting this event alongside the Arizona Clay Association, I am amazed at the impact this fundraiser has had. Over $600,000 has been raised for our organization through Empty Bowls events, resulting in 3 million meals provided to those that need it most. I am grateful to our generous sponsors and attendees for making Empty Bowls such a success year after year.”

The empty bowl signifies the more than 1 million Arizonians who struggle with food insecurities and are sold for a $20 donation that includes lunch from Salad and Go.

Proceeds from the event go directly to Waste Not, a valley nonprofit that rescues perishable food from food businesses and delivers it to agencies around the Valley that feed the hungry while reducing waste in our landfills.

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