Empty Bowls 2020

Join us again for the annual Empty Bowls fundraiser, Saturday, Jan. 18, 5-7 p.m. 2020 at the Senior Center, 205 S. 10th St. Tickets are $35 per person ($40 at the door), and can be purchased at the Lander Care and Share Food Bank, 281 Garfield, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and 5-6 p.m. Thursday. For more information call 307-349-5509.

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Thanks to all for an amazing Empty Bowls event

Thank you all for a wonderful and successful Empty Bowls fundraiser!

Thank you to Dick LeFevre and friends for the fantastic music.

Thank you to the POWR group Deb Britt, Shawna Pickinpaugh, Carolyn Orr, Donna Yost, Majelle Lee, Pam Spencer-Hockett, Cristin Zimmer, Joy Jones, and Jenny Reeves-Johnson for all the beautiful bowls.

Thank you to our local restaurants and grocery stores for a delicious meal: Breadboard, China Garden, Cowfish, Gannett Grill, Lander Bake Shop, LVHS Creative Foods Students, Kai’s Espresso & Gifts, Middle Fork, Mr. D’s, Safeway, Summit Restaurant, Tony’s Pizza, Wyoming Catholic College. 

Thank you, thank you! 

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Empty Bowls January 19

Come join us for our annual “Empty Bowls” fund raiser! Enjoy a delicious meal of soup provided by restaurants and grocers from all over Lander, and keep your hand-crafted bowl when you leave.

Saturday, January 19, 5-7 p.m. at the Lander Senior Center (205 S. 10th St.).

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Empty Bowls event a grand time

Our annual “Empty Bowls Soup ‘n More” took place this year on January 13.  The event was sold out, and everyone who bought a ticket went home with a unique bowl crafted by the Potters of the Wind River.

Soups and other foods were donated by local restaurants, including cheesy tomato soup, egg drop soup, green chili, chicken moodle soup, potato-corn chowder, tomato bisque, and much more.

Various local performers offered live music.  Best of all, patrons enjoyed discovering the community of Food Bank supporters, the kind of people who extend a helping hand to their neighbors.

In 2017, the Food Bank saw a 58% increase in need over the prior year. The Tuesday before Thanksgiving we served food boxes to 97 families in 2 hours—an all-time record.  Despite the increase, our budget and monetary donations remain relatively constant.

Please consider helping!

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“Empty Bowls” this Saturday!

Join us this Saturday at the Senior Center for our “Empty Bowls” fundraiser!

We will have soups and other foods from the Breadboard, China Garden, the Cowfish, the Gannet Grill, Gourmet Catering, Kai’s Espresso and Gifts, the Lander Bake Shop, LVHS Creative Foods, the Middle Fork, Mr. D’s, Safeway, Tony’s Pizza, What’s for Dinner?, The Summit Restaurant, and Wyoming Catholic College.

Soups will be served in one-of-a-kind, handmade bowls from the Potters of the Wind Rivers.  Some examples of the bowls are on display at the Lander Library—check them out!Tickets are $35 ahead of time or $40 at the door.  If you just want to support a great cause, enjoy great company, and listen to the live music, you can purchase a soup cup for $15.

Here are some soup bowls by Majelle Lee and Cristin Zimmer:

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Vote at Mr. D’s

Mr. D’s grocery store is offering Lander shoppers an opportunity to vote on how they would like a large quantity of beans to be delivered:

All the choices are great causes to support!  It’s easy to miss the buckets as you leave the store, though, so watch for the sign just to the right as you go out:

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Thanks to our volunteers!

The heart of the Lander Care and Share Food Bank is our generous volunteers.  They show up every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and whenever else the need arises to make sure the hungry and food insecure of Fremont County get food with a healthy dose of love.  This past Friday, the LCSFB Board of Directors put in a picnic to show how much we appreciate these amazing people.

The Lions’ Shelter was a perfect venue for burgers and brats.

The heroic folks who feed others were themselves fed!

A good time was had by all.



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$18,500 raised through Challenge for Charities

Board members Ron Kopriva and Annette Martin hold the amazing check from the Challenge for Charities fundraiser. Our Lander Community raised over $18,500 (before the match) for the Lander Care & Share Food Bank. Thank you Lander and the Lander Community Foundation!

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Centsible Nutrition at the Food Bank

The Lander Care & Share Food Bank was the recipient of the University of Wyoming’s Centsible Nutrition Program’s “Champions of Change Award.” Centsible Nutrition Program Educator Rebecca Green presented the award to the Food Bank’s Director, Audrey Krise, “in recognition of their commitment to building a healthier community through efforts that support better nutrition and physical activity.”

Rebecca Green prepares recipes using the Lander Care & Share Food Bank’s commodity items. Each month Becky provides tastes as well as copies of the recipes the clients can make with items they receive at the Food Bank.

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Empty Bowls Success!

This past weekend the Lander Care & Share Food Bank hosted its Empty Bowls “Soup ‘n More” fundraiser at the Lander Senior Center. It was a huge success as they served soup to a sold out crowd and raised more money this year than ever – nearly $5,000.

Many thanks to everyone who came and to everyone who helped out with serving, music, or clean-up!

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