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Columbia Gorge Food Bank’s Empty Bowls Benefit

Columbia Gorge Food Bank is thrilled to host our first-ever Empty Bowls benefit dinner. Empty Bowls is an international tradition started over 30 years ago that brings together artists and community members to support ending hunger, one bowl of soup at a time.

We invite you to join us for dinner… because no one should be hungry!

Columbia Gorge Food Bank’s Empty Bowls Benefit

Thursday, October 6 || 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Bargeway Pub in The Dalles

$20 suggested donation at the door

Online auction bidding opens October 3 at 7:00 a.m. and closes October 10 at 7:00 p.m.

Click Here to Preview the Auction!

Bring the family, enjoy live music and join us for dinner. You’ll be able to choose from three delicious soups, fresh local breads and no-host bar refreshments. Plus, get a sneak peek at the progress of our new warehouse and Community Food Center, opening this winter. Each guest will choose a handcrafted bowl to keep thanks to donations from local backyard potters, ceramics studios across the Gorge and schools across the state — a reminder that although hunger persists in our community, we all have the power to help.

As a member of the Oregon Food Bank Network, Columbia Gorge Food Bank provides free nutritious food to more than 5,000 families per month through 43 community partners in Sherman, Wasco and Hood River counties. All funds raised will benefit Columbia Gorge Food Bank’s local programs.

Can’t make it to the event? We’re kicking off the Empty Bowls benefit with an online auction featuring more than 50 exceptional handmade ceramic works, local beer and wine, handcrafted items and more! The online auction will open Monday, October 3 at 7:00 a.m. and closes Monday, October 10 at 7:00 p.m.

Click here for a sneak peek at some of the spectacular bowls and items that will be featured in the online auction.

Interested in contributing an item to the online auction or volunteering at the event? Contact

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