Heroes of the Week: Milwaukee Empty Bowls Volunteers
About 95% of the funds raised by Milwaukee Empty Bowls goes directly to the recipient organizations, which include Interchange, La Causa, St. Catherineâ€™s Food Pantry and The Gathering, to name a few. Additionally, Milwaukee Empty Bowls offers educational outreach programs for kids and adults and is working on a partnership with the Lyndon Sculpture Garden to expand instructional opportunities in the future.
â€śOur board members, committee members, event volunteers and artists are committed, passionate individuals who truly care about improving access to food and educating about hunger in our community,â€ť says Milwaukee Empty Bowls board and committee member Jaimie Somlai. â€śMany participants, volunteers, artists and partners have attended or contributed to our annual event every year since the very first one in 1998. Hunger is something all of us can relate to, and our mission seems to touch the hearts of so many who feel fortunate and want to give back to help ensure others donâ€™t have to worry about where their next meal is coming from.â€ť
Milwaukee Empty Bowls is always looking for volunteers to join committees and assist in various roles at the annual event, as well as artists to create and donate bowls. For more information, visit milwaukeeemptybowls.org, facebook.com/milwaukeeemptybowls or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about donating bowls, email email@example.com.