LYNN — My Brother’s Table is hosting an “Empty Bowls” fundraiser at the Lynn Museum next month, aiming to raise money and awareness for the nonprofit’s work.
The event runs from 6-8:30 p.m. on Aug. 18, and is described by the organization as a “unique and impactful event that showcases the power of art, compassion, and community engagement.”
Attendees will take home a handmade bowl designed by local students and artists that is intended to serve as a symbol of the food insecurity faced by individuals and families in the city and beyond.
The fundraiser will feature a meal made up of soup and chowder, salad, bread, and dessert — all donated by local restaurants and businesses. The Distant Ships will provide live music for the event, while Bent Water Brewing will offer beer and seltzer. The event will also include lawn games and raffles as part of a “night of summer fun in support of a common cause,” according to a Facebook post by My Brother’s Table.
Tickets for the event are available on the organization’s website and cost $50 per person. The event is sponsored by Eastern Bank, Institution for Savings, Techno-Tax, Fidelity Investments, and Supreme Lodge Knights of Pythias.
“Their contributions reflect a shared belief in the power of community and compassion,” the organization wrote. “Please join us in the fight against hunger; together, let’s fill empty bowls and hearts with hope.”
Founded in 1982, My Brother’s Table, which is based in the city, has grown to become the largest soup kitchen on the North Shore. Since its inception, the organization has served more than six million meals while remaining open 365 days a year.