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May 29th, 2017

Empty Bowl Benefit Raises Nearly $6,000 for Vermont Foodbank

Editor,
For yet another year, the generosity and goodwill of the people of Central Vermont made the Empty Bowl Benefit for the Vermont Foodbank a successful fundraising event, and one that will help Vermonters in need to put food on their tables for themselves and their families this winter. Over 200 people turned out at MUD Studio in Middlesex on Sunday, Feb. 15 to select a handmade bowl filled with homemade soup, listen to live fiddle and guitar music and catch up with friends and neighbors.

The Empty Bowl Event raised nearly $6,000, which will be used by the Vermont Foodbank to provide meals for the one in four Vermonters who need food assistance. The evening would not have been the resounding success that it was if not for the businesses and individuals who donated goods and services, so that all proceeds from ticket sales could go directly to the Vermont Fodbank. We would like to thank the following: MUD Studio, Capitol Copy, Cold Hollow Cider Mill, Dog River Farm, Greenfield Highland Beef, Heartwood Farm, Hunger Mountain Coop, Lazy Lady Farm, Misty Knoll Farm, North Branch Café, Pete’s Greens, Red Hen Bakery, Sarducci’s, The World, and Willow Moon Farm. Thanks also goes out to the many area potters who made over 200 bowls for the event. A hearty thank you to all making this a true community effort.

Linda Prescott
Middlesex, VT

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