Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Empty Bowls 2 “soup kitchen” raises over $6,300

Sunday's EMPTY BOWL brought in over $6300. This second annual event welcomed more than 125 diners in MinMaxx Hall, Milton Centre for The Arts. The $50 ticket treated diners to a wide selection of gourmet soups and breads from 16 local restaurants, caterers and bakeries. In addition, diners chose their own pottery bowl and took it home with them afterwards, and will receive a charitable donation receipt for $25 from the Home Suite Hope Milton Transitional Housing organization.

The community support for this new Home Suite Hope Milton transitional housing initiative also grew considerably this year over last. As a “gold spoon” sponsor and host sponsor, MinMaxx Realty covered all of the costs for the use of MinMaxx Hall for this event and was instrumental in helping to promote it. Simply Creative Pottery Studio, as a “bronze spoon” sponsor donated many of the bowls and provided a wonderful opportunity for community volunteers to paint the bowls. St. Paul’s United Church Mission and Outreach continue to support the program as a “silver spoon” sponsor, and another local business, U-Need Storage, has also generously stepped up as a “bronze spoon” sponsor. “Friend” supporters include: The Storage Spot, Boston Presbyterian Church Ladies Fellowship Group, Grace Anglican Church Community Outreach, Milton Housing Coalition and Milton Area Christian Churches Working Together.

Sixteen restaurants, caterers, and bakeries donated the delicious soups and breads for the event: A Catered Affair, Allison’s Catering, Bistro on Main, Boston Pizza, Brunello Ristorante, Casey’s Grill Bar, Japan Buffet, Kelsey’s Restaurant, La Rose Bakery, Lynda’s Catering, Montfort Mediterranean Cuisine, Osso Bucco Ristorante, Shoeless Joe’s, Swiss Chalet, and Walker’s Fish Market. Other businesses supporting the event were Milton Home Hardware, Delacourts Gifts and Tableware, and Troy’s Diner.

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