An event to create handcrafted bowls for the 25th Annual Empty Bowl Project fundraiser for Bean’s Cafe and The Children’s Lunchbox

The Alaska Woodturners Association has again volunteering to create more than 400 handcrafted wooden bowls for the 25th Annual Empty Bowl Project- a fundraiser for Bean’s Café and The Children’s Lunchbox. In an effort to hit their goal of 400 bowls, they are hosting a “Turn-a-thon” Saturday, February 9th at Glass Sash and Door Supply, 500 E. Ship Creek Ave. beginning at 9 a.m. – 4p.m.

The 25th Annual Empty Bowl Project presented by ConocoPhillips looks to raise money and awareness to hunger issues in Anchorage, one bowl, soup and piece of cornbread at a time. All the proceeds go to Bean’s Cafe and The Children’s Lunchbox. The woodturned bowls will be at the event, and for a price of ticket individuals can pick a bowl to take home and then enjoy all you can eat soup, cornbread and soda. It’s a family friendly event featuring live bowl making demos, kid’s activities, live music and more. The Empty Bowl Project is Saturday, March 9th 11am-1:30pm at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center. Tickets are on sale now at or

About Bean’s Cafe

About Bean’s Cafe Bean’s Cafe began with a simple vision: A warm place where those in need can find comfort, warmth, and a helping hand in Anchorage, Alaska. Founded in 1979, the mission of Bean’s Cafe is to feed the hungry and homeless during the day without discrimination.


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