St. Finbar To Once Again Host Empty Bowl Fundraiser in March


The Second Annual Empty Bowl Fundraiser is set for Sunday, March 25, any time between 12:30 – 3:30 p.m., at the St. Finbar Community Center, 2110 W. Olive Avenue, Burbank.

The event will benefit Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley (FP-ESFV) in their efforts to provide safe shelter, meals and support to homeless families.

The Empty Bowl premise is simple: independent potters, arts associations and other groups within the community create handcrafted ceramic bowls. Guests who purchase adult tickets are entitled to a one-of-a-kind bowl, in which is served a simple meal of soup with bread and dessert donated by area restaurants. They take their selected bowl home with them as a symbol of the hunger and uncertainty homeless families face daily. Last year, hundreds of area residents attended the memorable event.

Participating potters include the Burbank Creative Arts Center, McGroarty Art Center and Hoover High School Potters.

Some of the soup donors returning for a second year include Café Victory, California Pizza Kitchen, Gary Bric’s Ramp, Granville Café, Pomodoro and The Riverside Café.

Event sponsors include the Media City Community Credit Union and Philleen Meskin Real Estate/Re/Max Elite.

Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley opened in July 2010 as one of over 170 networks across the country affiliated with Family Promise, a national non-profit organization committed to helping low-income families to achieve lasting independence. Family Promise helps mobilize communities to provide safe shelter, meals, and support services for homeless families through programs designed to redress the underlying causes of homelessness. Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley serves the geographic area that includes North Hollywood, Burbank, Glendale, and Eagle Rock, California through the participation of an Interfaith Hospitality Network of local congregations and volunteers.

Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for children under 12. All money raised will further Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley’s mission of assisting situationally homeless families. For tickets or more information, visit email or call 747-333-6081.

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