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Pita Jungle’s 3rd Annual Empty Bowls Event

Posted on: November 25th, 2016 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

2016 marks the third year of Pita Jungle’s Empty Bowls event and fundraiser. The event is a great way to enjoy a great meal at Pita Jungle, get a beautiful handmade clay bowl, as well as benefiting Waste Not. The holidays are a tough time for our communities economically disadvantaged and programs like these really make an impact.

How does the Empty Bowls Event Work?

From December 1st through the 15th, you’re invited to visit any one of the 15 Valley Pita Jungle locations and purchase a hand-crafted, custom bowl for $15. The bowls are created by local artists at Arizona Clay Association. In addition to the beautiful bowl, you will receive your choice of a small order of hummus or a serving of soup, for takeout or dine-in.

Make a Purchase and Make a Huge Difference

100 percent of the profits from the Empty Bowls event will go directly to Waste Not. 100%! Not only can the bowls become a one-of-a-kind gift for those on your holiday list, your purchase can also make an incredible impact on the hungry in our community.

“We are proud to not only continue our support of Waste Not but also to be a part of the local Empty Bowls movement,” said Bassel Osmani, co-founder, and co-owner of Pita Jungle. “With this program, we extend to our guests the opportunity to feed our community’s hungry once again this year, as hunger remains one of the most prevalent challenges in Arizona. The beauty of Empty Bowls lies in being able to support local artisans and support our fellow neighbors in need, at the same time.”

Waste Not Has a Long History of Helping in the Valley

Waste Not has been feeding the Valley’s hungry for more than 25 years. For every dollar donated to Waste Not, 6 people can be fed. That breaks down to 90 people being fed by one bowl purchase! That is a whole lot of good that you can do.

Waste Not reported that they rescued and transferred a record 2.5 million pounds of food last year to community members that needed it most. The organization is able to transfer up to 10,000 pounds of food every day to families in need. These are impressive numbers!

Make sure to head into any one of the local Pita Jungle between December 1st and December 15th to purchase your bowl (or bowls) and make a difference in the most delicious way!

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© Taryn Jeffries 2016

About the Author - Taryn Jeffries

Editor and Chief Eating Officer of PhoenixBites, 2017 Food Writer of the Year (Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame) Taryn grew up in a small town in Illinois with a doting Grandmother who taught her the way around a kitchen and that food is representative of love. Her current quest is to find the love in local dishes and the chefs behind them. In addition to running all things PhoenixBites, Taryn is also a freelance writer, sharing her insight on the best dishes and where to get them each and every month.

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