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The 2013 Empty Bowl fundraiser last Sat. was a tremendous success. A fun time was had by all and needed funds (over $5500) were raised to help the Foodline in its mission. The success could not have been possible without the very hard work of Board member (treasurer) Christine Davis. This was the third Empty Bowl that she chaired. Christine had help from Patti Peterson and other Board members. Dino Davis was the emcee.
Also important to the success where those that helped with running the event. CJ's Evergreen General Store & Catering ran the kitchen with Chef Drew, The Willows provided the young waitstaff who were donating their time. Sustainable Bremerton helped with set up and clean up.
The following establishments donated soup: CJ's, The Willows, Hale's Ale House, Suzy's Kitchen, La Fermata, El Balcon, Toro Lounge, 2 Blocks Up Cafe, HiLo's 15th Street Cafe, Der Bloken, Bridgeview Bistro, and Chef Plemmons.
Thanks to the Dessert Angels: Kathryn Felix and baking crew, Lydia, Ella & Hailey, Cynthia Martin of Hurley, Williams & Cook PS, and candy maker, Pattie Green! Also thanks to musician, Greg Hanenberg of Moxie Swing!
For the first year local businesses and organizations sponsored individual tables. They included : Hurley, Williams & Cook PS, Windermere Real Estate, the Bremerton Kiwanis Club, the McDonald family, Manutters, Around the Sound Constructrion and Mistarian Roses (the table that donated the most and won a prize!).
Also providing support were Claywerks, Olympic College Clay Club, BHS Pottery Students, NCAD, and Amy Burnett Art Gallery. A special thanks goes to Julie & Jen of Mistarian Roses, Lisa Stirrett, Amy Burnett, Marie Weichman, Steve Priest, and Mayor Patty Lent for creating and donating the beautiful Opportunity Drawing bowls!
This was truly a community event with so many helping that I hope we didnt leave someone out.
Please read an article about the Empty Bowl event in the Bremerton Patriot [here].
GREEN DRINKS AT BREMERTON FOODLINE-
On April 16 the Bremerton Green Drinks held their annual event at the Foodline which brought to the Foodline a total of $50 in cash donations and 140 lbs. of food donations. Most importantly we got to meet new friends and local business professionals, many that were not familiar with our operations. We all enjoyed the the great beverage service of Silolam and absolutely wonderful food from CJs Evergreen Catering! The Tiramisu was excellent.
Bremerton Green Drinks is a local group but part of a national movement to sustain local businesses, helping those in need and being conscious of our world thru social interaction and networking. See [here] for more information.
2012 Postal Food Drive. May 12 was the annual nation wide Postal Food Drive. Typically the day started slow and got vey busy in the later afternoon. A huge thanks to the dedicated volunteers that stayed to help finish up. At the Bremerton Foodline, we had hot dogs, hamburgers, baked beans, etc. for the volunteers. We processed approximately 36,000 pounds of donated food. This was split equally with Salvation Army and St. Vincent de Paul. The food banks of the county collected approx a total of 102,000 pounds. Thank you to the postal workers, the volunteers and most of all the donors.