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Empty Bowls Benefit planned to help Torres Shelter

Annual event serves up delicious soup in hand made ceramic bowls.

Posted: Mar 1, 2019 7:31 PM
Updated: Mar 1, 2019 7:43 PM

Chico, Calif. - The Empty Bowls fundraiser for the hungry and homeless will take place Thursday, March 7th at the Lincoln Center at Chico High School on the Esplanade.   There will be two seatings, one at 5 p.m. and one at 6:30 p.m.

It's a benefit for the Torres Shelter.  Local art students and some of the people who stay at the shelter create hand made ceramic bowls that people get to select from, to fill with soup and then take the bowl home with them. The soup is provided by about 15 different restaurants and is served with bread. 

Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Coffee and Dessert are available for an additional donation.

Joy Amaro with the Torres Shelter said during an interview on Action News Now at Noon that the shelter served 897 people last year, providing more than 55 thousand total nights of stay and 110 thousand meals.

And the need has grown since the Camp Fire.

You can buy tickets to the benefit at Zucchini & Vine in Downtown Chico and Christian & Johnson on East First Avenue in Chico. 

The event is sponsored by the Chico Unified School District, Chico Unified Teachers Asociation, the Noon Rotary and Sunrise  Rotary Clubs and Slater & Son.

For more information visit www.torresshelter.org

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