Columbus GA Department of Parks and Recreation





2017 Empty Bowl Lunch

Benefitting Feeding the Valley food bank’s Kids Café Program
March 12, 2017 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Northside Recreation Center
2010 American Way, Columbus, GA 31909
Cost: $15 for Adults, $5 for Children under 12

Empty Bowls is an international, grassroots effort to raise funds and awareness in the fight against hunger. Each year the Columbus Parks and Recreation Department holds its main charity fundraiser “The Empty Bowl Brunch” benefitting the Kids Café program of Feeding the Valley Food Bank. This program provides 6,225 hot, nutritional meals and snacks every week day to low-income children at more than 12 locations in Columbus and Phenix City.  In addition to providing hot meals to children, the Kids Café program also offers a safe haven, where under the supervision of trustworthy staff, a child can get involved in educational, recreational and social activities.

This year the Empty Bowl Brunch will be on Sunday, March 12 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Northside Recreation Center
2010 American Way, Columbus, GA 31909. 
(706) 576-5532.

Ticket holders will be able to choose a hand painted or created bowl (to keep) from among hundreds of uniquely made pieces and enjoy all-you-can-eat “homemade” style soups, breads, desserts and drinks - and 100% of the proceeds go to the Kids Café.  Last year, this event raised $11,620 which provided more than 69,720 meals for children in our community.

Cost: $15 for Adults, $5 for Children under 12

Tickets can be purchased in advance at Britt David Cultural Arts Studio, 2700 W. Britt David Road, Columbus, GA 31906 (706) 653-4196 or at the event at Northside Recreation Center.