Wayzata is a premier suburb located 11 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. With a population of 4,500 people, Wayzata is a tight-knit community which is known for its vibrant downtown and picturesque setting on Lake Minnetonka. A popular destination for visitors, Wayzata’s downtown is home to a number of specialty shops, boutiques, professional services, and restaurants.

Friday, April 29, 2016

IOCP fundraiser Empty Bowls scheduled for May 19, 2016

Wayzata High School’s 24th annual Empty Bowls event, which raises money for Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners (IOCP), will be held Thursday, May 19 from 5:00-7:00pm. Empty Bowls is an international grassroots fundraising effort to unite arts education and the prevention of hunger.

Advanced pottery students, WHS alumni, and teachers design and craft beautiful ceramic bowls. These bowls are used to bring the community together for a simple soup meal to help fight local hunger. Wayzata pottery students, alumni, and staff work with donated clay to craft over 500 bowls throughout the school year.

When Wayzata High School held its first Empty Bowls event in 1992, it was the first in Minnesota. Since that first event, the annual event has raised over $100,000 for IOCP and increased awareness of hunger in the community. Stop by the Wayzata High School cafeteria for delicious soups and tasty bread generously donated by local businesses.

The suggested donation is $10/person and includes dinner and a hand-crafted bowl. 100% of proceeds will benefit the IOCP Food Shelf. There will also be a silent auction and students selling additional handmade wares. Tickets can be purchased at IOCP or the night of the event at the door. Suggested donation is $10/person.

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