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UMD’s Empty Bowls: March 3, 2011 #UMDEmptyBowl

February 17, 2011

Join us at this delicious event. Good soup from Durham’s top restaurants for a good cause? Who wouldn’t go?

Fill your belly with delicious soup and help the hungry in our community. Celebrating its 5th year, the Urban Ministries of Durham’s Empty Bowls event mixes together the best of Durham with tasty results. Chefs, philanthropists, artists and foodies alike come together to raise funds to provide hot meals and fill the UMD food pantry for those who would otherwise go without.

The event will be held on Thursday, March 3 at the Durham Armory, 220 Foster Street in Durham, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

No bowls will be empty as attendees sample tasty soups from Durham’s best chefs  from blu seafood & bar, Toast, Papa Mojo’s Roadhouse, Revolution, Watts Grocery, Whole Foods, Thrills From the Grill Catering and Guglhuph Bakery.

Local celebrities will be the judges to award the coveted “Best Soup of Durham.” Attendees will also get in on the fun picking the crowd favorite. Throughout the night, attendees be tweeting soup reviews with the hashtag #UMDEmptyBowl.

Tickets are $30 each, which includes a one-of-a-kind keepsake bowl created by a local artisan. There are also tickets available for $15 if participants want to sample soup only. Children 6 and under are free. This soup-tasting event makes a perfect evening for business professionals and families.

The 2011 Empty Bowls event is made possibly by presenting sponsor MindWorks Multimedia, plus gold sponsors Apogee Medical, AICPA, parker and otis, SunTrush and ABC 11.

Due to the popularity of this event, tickets are limited. Tickets will be available for purchase at the UMD website, by calling UMD at (919) 682-0538 or in person at 410 Liberty Street, Durham.

About Urban Ministries of Durham: The mission of Urban Ministries of Durham is to provide food, clothing, shelter and support services to people in need in Durham, NC. It strives to create a welcoming, caring, and compassionate environment that affirms the dignity of our guests, volunteers, and staff. To learn more about how you can do more to support Durham’s clients in need, visit

2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 23, 2011 4:54 pm

    My sister is coming to this – Avien McCrimmon. Thanks for sharing!

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