The Old Mandeville Business Association (OMBA) presents the annual Empty Bowl Project, an event benefiting Mandeville's Samaritan Center Food Bank on Sunday, November 11, 2018, 3:00 to 6:00 pm, at the Pontchartrain Yacht Club in Mandeville.
Select a hand-made bowl, sample delicious food from local restaurants, enjoy live music by Christian Serpas & Ghost Town, the ambiance of Old Mandeville's lakefront beauty, Wheel of Prizes, raffles and silent auction to bid on donated items.
Admission is $45 at the door or in advance at the Samaritan Center as well as area businesses. All proceeds received by The Samaritan Center Food Bank are used 100% to impact local hunger.
The Samaritan Center, located at 402 Girod St. in Old Mandeville, helps local residents in need of food, clothing, shelter and support. Part of a nationwide activity, the Empty Bowl concept of using student-made bowls to raise funds for those in need began in 1990, the idea of John Hartom and Lisa Blackburn, art teachers at a Michigan high school. The idea quickly spread to other schools leading to creation of Michigan-based non-profit The Imagine/RENDER Organization that coordinates Empty Bowl projects nationally including the one in Mandeville.