We all have such busy schedules, but today I attended the 2nd Annual Empty Bowls Lunch in Gainesville. It was a welcomed escape from my normal work day, and I had no idea what to expect.
I am so glad I attended! It was a great event and I will plan to be there next year too.
Our RE/MAX office has purchased admission tickets. And when I got there I was so surprised at the beautiful set up at Trinity United Methodist Church.
The silent auction was arranged with beautiful pieces, gift baskets, and celebrity-signed items. I even managed to get two beautiful pieces in the silent auction!
The speakers were great, and it made me realize that our local Bread of the Mighty Program is something that needs our local community attention and participation. The emcee of the event was our local Storm Roberts, and something he said made everyone laugh….but it really hit home. He said that this was the “only luncheon in Gainesville that would only serve soup.” So, if we leave the lunch event feeling hungry….all the better for the cause. Our lunch was delicious home-made, hearty chicken soup by Chick-fil-A and bread. And who served the soup? The directors of Bread of the Mighty!
It hit home. It makes us think. There are so many “hungry” people in our own community. And that needs to get solved locally by the community members. It’s not just hungry kids. It can be senior citizens on fixed incomes, that make a decision to buy medicine or groceries. So, for me….it’s not just a holiday food drive event anymore. I want to be thinking about this all year long.
All that attended could select their own “empty bowl”. Each and every bowl had been crafted by local school kids in the Gainesville area. There were so many items to purchase via Silent Auction, Live Auction, and price tags. All funds will go directly to Bread of the Mighty. You just might want to add Bread of the Mighty to your list of charities. I hope today was a great fundraiser for this organization. Each and every dollar helps.