Online auction will help feed hungry in need

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Proceeds to benefit Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center

CAVE CREEK – On Friday, October 20, 2017, the annual Foothills Empty Bowls Lunch & Art Auction 2017 to honor World Hunger Day will be held at Harold’s Corral, Ariz., in Cave Creek, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

bowlsAccording to Pam DiPietro, executive director of Foothills Food Bank, this year the organization is adding a new feature to its Empty Bowls event. The auction will be on the food bank’s website, foothillsfoodbank.com, which gives people the opportunity to bid on 60 fine art and craft items donated by renowned local artists.

bowls“We are excited to offer this auction online so people who support this worthy cause can spend the quality time they need to research the bid items,’ says DiPietro. “This has always been an amazing event with a great turnout, but this year we will take Empty Bowls to a new level with the online auction.”

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Carole Perry, who helped create the Foothills Empty Bowls Lunch in the northern desert foothills more than 17 years ago, knows glass. Intimately.

Carole Perry, who created the festival in the northern desert foothills more than 17 years ago, says online bidding will begin September 20 and be available to bidders throughout the celebration. Perry says 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center, and will support its ongoing effort to provide emergency food and services to area families in need of assistance.

Lunch will be served in handmade ceramic or glass bowls. Individuals are encouraged to donate $15 to the cause and select their own unique bowl made by Arizona artists, and keep it as a lasting reminder of world hunger.

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Robin Ray mastered her craft while teaching visual arts to students of all ages for more than 26 years. However, as an accomplished painter and ceramics expert, she also took the time to help bring the 17-year-old Empty Bowls Lunch event to the northern desert foothills.

The Foothills Empty Bowls & Art Auction 2017 is sponsored by the Sonoran Arts League, Harold’s Corral, Marjon Ceramics and Laguna Clay. Other donors are Saguaro and Cactus Shadows High School students, Paradise Valley Community College ceramics students and local potters and artists who make and donate the bowls and auction items.

For more information, call 480.488.1145. Proceeds benefit the Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center. Harold’s Corral is located at 6895 E. Cave Creek Road.

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