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Open House - Friday, Jan. 23

Friday, January 23, 2015 at 04:00 PM · 1 rsvp
Future Co-op Location in Columbus, IN
We're holding two open houses this week at 1750 25th Street for the community to learn more about the food co-op and owners 250484_897771093566745_4961947059427583895_n.jpgcan pick up information about the Member Loan Program. Kids can participate in an activity learning about food origins, so feel freeto bring the family. Attendees can also take a stroll down the aisles of the preliminary store design. Refreshments will be available.
This is a chance for you to pull up a chair and ask questions to our Board of Directors and other members. It'll be a wonderful look at the community gatherings to come at the Co-op! 
Friday, January 23 from 4-7pm
Saturday, January 24 from Noon-4pm

 


Open House - Saturday, Jan. 24

Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Future Co-op Location in Columbus, IN
We're holding two open houses this week at 1750 25th Street for the community to learn more about the food co-op and owners can pick up information about the Member Loan Program. Kids can participate in an activity learning about food origins, so feel freeto bring the family. Attendees can also take a stroll down the aisles of the preliminary store design. Refreshments will be available.
This is a chance for you to pull up a chair and ask questions to our Board of Directors and other members. It'll be a wonderful look at the community gatherings to come at the Co-op! 
Friday, January 23 from 4-7pm
Saturday, January 24 from Noon-4pm

 


17th Annual Empty Bowls

Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 05:30 PM
Central Middle School in Columbus, IN

Statistics show that 1 out of 8 Americans struggle with food insecurity every day.  Millions of people have lost their jobs during the14_1210_EmptyBowls_copy.jpg most recent recession and over 8,000 people in Bartholomew County alone currently receive food stamps. Unfortunately, hunger is a very real problem in our community.

The 17th annual Empty Bowls is taking place Saturday, January 31, 2014 at Central Middle School at 5:30pm.  Local favorites, The Banisters, are the entertainment this year!  Empty Bowls is an extraordinary and inclusive community event. Hundreds of our neighbors make and contribute soups, breads, and desserts. Many more give their time and energy to help at the supper- setting up, serving, busing, washing up, and cleaning up. Each year they come back!

We keep our costs very low so that the food banks of our area are able to benefit. Last year, our net income after expenses was $12,000, which was divided between Love Chapel, Hope Community Food Bank, Eastside Community Center, and Turning Point.  Since 1999 we have been able to raise and distribute over $150,000 to our area food banks.

We hope that you will help us this year by donating soup and/or bread, as you have in the past.

In any case, do join us on January 31st for an evening of good food, good company, good music- all for a great cause. We can all help end hunger here in Columbus- one bowl at a time.

Denise Engel
Food Coordinator
denise.engel18@yahoo.com

SaraBeth Drybread
Co-Chair
columbusemptybowls@gmail.com

Click HERE for info on making a monetary donation if you're unable to join us on Jan. 31. Thanks!