BENEFITING: Catholic Charities of Central Florida Inc.
EVENT DATE: Nov 15, 2014
Polk County Florida is 8th in the nation in food insecurity. Over 70% of school children are eligible for free or reduced lunch. Our Empty Bowls gala, which features painted bowls from local and national artists and celebrities, raises funds for our senior feeding program at Lake Morton Senior Center, our SmilePak school pantry program that feeds 1,100 school children each weekend, our mobile pantries held in three central Florida counties, and other projects and equipment for Agape Food Bank, the Feeding America food bank for Polk, Hardee and Highlands counties.