This year's Loudoun Empty Bowls event raised $37,500 for two local local nonprofits – Loudoun Hunger Relief and Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter. Loudoun Hunger Relief received $25,000 and Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter received $12,500.
Stone Tower Winery in Leesburg served as the event sponsor for the sixth consecutive year. Loudoun Empty Bowls brings together artists who donate handmade bowls and people who care about eliminating hunger and injustice in our community. More than 500 people attended the sold-out event this year.
Jennifer Montgomery, executive director of Loudoun Hunger Relief, and Judy Hanley, executive director of Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter, jointly praised the event.
“We can never thank the Empty Bowls Event Committee enough,” they said. “ … We extend our gratitude to each and every artist who contributed a bowl, truly pieces of art, to this effort. We thank the many community restaurants and organizations that provided food. We are grateful to the event sponsors. And we thank every attendee who made this event a wonderful success.”
More information can be found at LoudounEmptyBowls.org.