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Bowls, Souls Ready to be Filled at Annual Fundraiser

Reserve your spot now at the Friends Enrichment Program's (FEP) annual dinner/fundraiser. Proceeds benefit the South Jersey Food Bank and FEP scholarships.

Nourish your body and your soul by attending the Friends Enrichment Program’s (FEP) annual Empty Bowl Dinner fundraiser this weekend.

Two months ago, children in the FEP of Moorestown Friends Meeting—a program designed to serve financially disadvantaged, underserved Moorestown youths—made ceramic bowls for the annual fundraiser. Now they are aflutter as they gear up for the big event, which will be held from 4-7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 7, in the

The dinner is one of the children’s community service activities and they will be on hand to greet guests, sell bowls, and co-host the event along with their leaders.   

The Empty Bowl Dinner offers a mix of food for the body, the mind and the soul. For a freewill donation, guests can buy: a bowl made by ceramic artists or by FEP children and young friends of FEP at a ceramic workshop (sponsored by FEP); a dinner of homemade soup and bread; attendance at a Moorestown Friends School and FEP robotics demonstration, and a Greater South Jersey Chorus performance.

(Check out the attached PDF to learn more about the Greater South Jersey Chorus.)

The schedule of events is as follows:

  • Robotics demonstration — 4-5 p.m.
  • First dinner sitting — 5-6 p.m.
  • Chorus performance — 6-6:30 p.m.
  • Second dinner sitting — 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Bowls will be sold throughout the event.

Proceeds will be split 50/50 between the South Jersey Food Bank and the Friends Enrichment Program scholarship fund. They will help feed thousands of hungry or malnourished South Jersey residents, and help provide scholarships for children to attend FEP-run day or residential summer camps, enroll in art classes or sports clinics, take private music lessons, or participate in other life-enhancing, age-appropriate activities.

Reservations are encouraged. To reserve one or more seats, call Monique Begg, at 856-235-3963, or the Friends Meeting office, at 856-235-1561.

Courtesy of Monique Begg

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