Public invited to Woodland Action’s 4th Annual Empty Bowls Project & Silent Auction

Woodland Action Center is both a food bank and community service center that was established in 1999

WOODLAND — Area residents who support next month’s Empty Bowls Project can enjoy an evening of entertainment and art while helping area families struggling with hunger.

Area residents who support next month’s Empty Bowls Project can enjoy an evening of entertainment and art while helping area families struggling with hunger. Attendees to the Fri., Dec. 6h​ fundraiser at Woodland High School will receive a meal of soup and bread provided by area restaurants.

Attendees to the Fri., Dec. 6h​ fundraiser at Woodland High School will receive a meal of soup and bread provided by area restaurants and served by WHS SkillsUSA culinary students. Empty Bowls guests will also select a ceramic bowl crafted by students enrolled in the Clark College Art program as a reminder of the meals purpose: To feed hungry people in the community.  There will also be a silent auction of one-of-a-kind ceramic pieces from both professional and student artists and raffle items. Locally, funds raised from the event will support the Woodland Action Center’s Food Bank.  

What is the Empty Bowls Project? 

Empty Bowls has three objectives: To raise funds to feed hungry people; to raise awareness about the issues of hunger and poverty in local communities; and to remind people that through artistic creativity people can help to create positive change. 

The continued success of Empty Bowls is due to the overwhelming community support from artists who donate bowls, volunteers who set up and help run the event, local restaurants that donate soup, and the 100-plus community members who attend the event.  

Tickets to the 7 p.m. event are limited and can be purchased at woodladaction.org.  Single tickets $20, Date Night $40 and Family 4 Pack for $75. Corporate sponsorships are also available.  

Woodland Action Center is both a food bank and community service center that was established in 1999. Its core program is the distribution of food, personal hygiene, household items, and emergency supplies to low-income individuals and families. Woodland Action incorporates food bank best practices by offering nontraditional hours and a personal shopping experience intended to empower client choice and reduce waste. 

Through a partnership with the city of Woodland the center has also been able to offer emergency housing assistance.  Its nonprofit thrift store was established in 2014 to support operational costs of the food bank and provide job skills training with the partnership of Goodwill.  

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