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Media help food bank fill empty bowls

Eat well, drink well, laugh well, love well, live well, give well — do it daily.

Eat well, drink well, laugh well, love well, live well, give well — do it daily.

That’s the motto I painted on my ceramic bowl yesterday for the Calgary Food Bank’s charity empty bowl benefit.

The food bank invited 38 media personalities to the event in which we created, painted and will now market our bowls to the highest bidders, all in hopes of raising money to help put food on Calgarians’ tables.

“It’s a fun way for our local celebrities in the city to get together and have a chance at making a difference in someone’s life,” April Cruz of the food bank said.

Going head-to-head, in a fun way, against my media counterparts, I decided to bring to life a pasta bowl with a few inspirational words to auction off to the highest bidder. I face some stiff competition if last year’s winner is any indication — Julie Van Rosendaal’s bowl went for $800.

“We have some really unique bowls this year and everyone wanted to bring it on this year and it was brought,” Cruz added. “Everyone really upped the bars for themselves.”

At a time when the food bank faced an 80 per cent spike in clients for March alone over last year in the same month, the funds are needed more than ever, Cruz said. Last year the event raised $6,444.

Calgarians can bid on my bowl — I mean, their favourite bowls online at calgaryfoodbank.com beginning April 22 until May 1.

 
 
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