10th Annual Event is all About Local, Local, Local.
Local chefs, local art, awards for local volunteers and benefits local children’s hunger programs.
Share’s 10th annual Share-a-Bowl Fundraising Dinner will feature gourmet soups created by local chefs, plus artisan soup bowls as a keepsake for each guest. The event will be held Sunday, April 17, at Skyview High School, (1300 NW 139th St., Vancouver). Doors open at 3:45 p.m., event begins at 4 p.m.
“We are so excited to be celebrating our 10th annual Share-a-Bowl,” said Diane McWithey, Executive Director of Share. “The event was envisioned to give the community a sense of the experience our Hot Meal Program clients have each day at Share House. And nine years later, the event continues to draw hundreds of community members each year, who are actively engaged in supporting our efforts to feed hungry men, women and children in Clark County.”
Dinner includes a variety of soup selections, salad, bread, beverages and dessert; plus each attendee will take home a ceramic bowl crafted by local artist Michael Metz. Featured chefs include: Muffin Batiste from Le Sous Chef, Stephanie Cerame from Whole Foods Market and Troy Lucio from Gray’s at the Park. Each guest will have an opportunity to sample each soup; the winner will be awarded the “People’s Choice Award.”
The evening’s program will include the presentation of the 2011 Emily Marshall Volunteer of the Year Award; this year’s nominees are Joan Caley, Vicki Erickson, Carla Feltz, Susan O’Shea, as well as David Slocum and Judy Enders
Cost to attend is $35 for adults, $15 for children ages five to 12, free for children under five; a table of 8 can also be reserved for $280. Proceeds will benefit Share’s Children’s Hunger Initiative, including the Backpack and Summer Lunch Programs, which provide food for children when school doors are closed.
Attendees are asked to bring cans of food to enter the door prize drawing. For each non-perishable food item brought, attendees will receive one ticket for entry in the door prize drawing; prize is a beautiful Spring Flowers & Gardening Basket.
To purchase event tickets, visit www.sharevancouver.org (click on the Share-a-Bowl link) or call (360) 695-7658 ext. 3301. If you are unable to attend the dinner, but would like to make a financial contribution to Share, please call (360) 695-7658 ext. 310 or send a check to: Share, P.O. Box 1209, Vancouver, WA 98666.