It’s the soup for the Food Bank’s annual Empty bowls fundraisers in Santa Maria, Lompoc and Santa Barbara, with some format changes due to the ongoing pandemic.
Santa Maria Empty Bowls will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on November 3 at Santa Maria Fair Park, where customers will line up at a designated drive-thru soup service to receive a take-out container full of soup and a handmade bowl – a tradition that will remain, according to a food bank spokesperson.
Tickets for the event are available for $ 25 in half-hour increments and can be purchased at Food Bank SBC.org/EBSM2021. Large groups can also purchase Party Packs, which include 10 tickets and a delivery of soup and bowls to an address of your choice.
The Santa Barbara Empty Bowl event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on December 5 outside the Santa Barbara Food Bank warehouse to promote social distancing, the spokesperson said.
While attendees don’t eat at the event, they can buy hot soup in take-out containers, choose their handmade bowls, and shop at a nearby outdoor market.
Tickets will be available in half-hour increments, with four different entry times. There will also be raffle items at the event, as well as coupon books for local restaurants. Tickets go on sale this month and will be announced.
The Lompoc Empty Bowls event is slated for March 2022, with more details to come.
Proceeds from all Empty Bowls events go to support food insecure people in Santa Barbara County.
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