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.
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!
The Potters of the Wind River have prepared some enchanting bowls for tomorrow’s fund raising event. Purchase a bowl to support the Food Bank and then fill it with scrumptious soup donated by one of Lander’s fine restaurants.
Tickets will go fast, so be sure to arrive on time!
Our Empty Bowls “Soup ‘n More” fundraiser will happen January 14, 5-7 p.m. at the Lander Senior Center.
Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger and was created by The Imagine Render Group. The basic premise is simple: Potters and other craftspeople paint or create soup bowls. Guests are invited to a meal of Soup’n More. In exchange for the ticket price, guests are asked to select and keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The money raised is donated to charity—in Lander, to the Lander Care and Share Food Bank.
One of a kind, handmade bowls have been donated to this year’s event by Deb Britt, Shawna Pickinpaugh, Carolyn Orr, Donna Yost, Majelle Lee, Pam Spencer-Hockett, Cristin Zimmer, and Joy Jones, all members of the POWR (Potters of the Wind Rivers) Group. Some examples of the bowls will be on display at the Lander Library January 2-12.
The collective genius of all the people involved has made Empty Bowls what it is today. Events have now taken place across the United States and in at least a dozen other countries. Many millions of dollars have been raised and donated to hunger-fighting organizations.
Tickets are $35 per person, 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. Please use the buttons below to share this announcement on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.
The One-Shot Antelope Hunt donated all of the meat from this year’s hunt to the Lander Food Bank. Thanks again to County 10 for this coverage!
Thanks to the Lander Journal for this great coverage of the event!
Thank you Lander Community for donating 1,424 pounds of food during the Lander Post Office Food Drive. Our faithful volunteers sorted through and shelved all the items. Thank you volunteers!