Empty Bowls: A Benefit for Bidwell Riverside Center

  • 1011 Locust Street | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Presented By: Bidwell Riverside Center
  • Dates: November 1, 2018
  • Location: Temple for Performing Arts, The
  • Phone: 515-244-6251 Opt 2
  • Start/End Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Event Times: From: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
  • Price: $50 for single ticket, $450 for a table of 10
  • Overview

    Bidwell Riverside Center's Empty Bowls event seeks to shed light on the food insecurity faced by our neighbors, and raise funds to support our mission to increase stability and self-sufficiency in our community. 1 in 4 Polk County residents are food insecure, and Bidwell is working to change that.
    Our Distribution Center, the largest-serving food pantry in Iowa, served over 16,000 members of the community in 2017. We distributed approximately 149,000 clothing items, 37,000 diapers, 1,500 units of baby formula or food, and 29,600 toiletry items. Access to food, toiletries, diapers, baby food, formula, clothing and household items is vital to our clients, and the need is not subsiding.

    Each attendee will select a locally-made ceramic bowl upon entering, a gift to take home and remind them to fill the bowls of others as often as they can.
    Event Details: +Hors d’ouevres, plated dinner, dessert +Cash bar +Locally-made ceramic bowl +Celebration of 125 years of Bidwell +Paddle Raiser +125 Years commemorative photo station +Wine Pull sponsored by WineStyles Johnston

    Cocktail attire.