The Third Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser held April 24 at the Williams School was a big success.
So many individuals played a key role in the organizing and planning of this event. Those organizations – all part of the Chelsea Hunger Network, led by Ron Fishman – include Chelsea Community Connections, Mass. General Hospital, St. Luke’s Church, Chelsea WIC, The Neighborhood Developers, Salvation Army, Centro Latino, Chelsea Collaborative, CAPIC Inc., and the Boston Food Bank.
Two hundred residents attended the festive event in which local celebrities painted their soup bowls that were purchased by generous donors at the event. All guests also enjoyed a bowl of soup that was prepared and donated by Spinelli’s of East Boston, St. Luke’s Church, and Buckingam Browne and Nichols School.
City Manager Jay Ash is always a big supporter of the event. Jay hosted a backgammon tournament in which guests had the opportunity to compete in a fun game against the former Clark University basketball star.
It was a rewarding day for Mr. Fishman and the Chelsea Hunger Network, who put in so much of their time in organizing this outstanding event.
All the proceeds went to Chelsea food pantries and soup kitchens.