A simple meal shared among neighbors will serve as a reminder that there are those in our community who will go to bed hungry tonight.

The Missoula Food Bank will host their "Empty Bowls, Full Souls" event at Ogren Park on Wednesday, June 16th. Missoulians from all walks of life will gather to break bread together to serve as a reminder of the people and families who experience food insecurity right here in our community. Many of the clients who utilize the Food Bank are two income households struggling to make ends meet, and when they pick up a 3-day supply of food, they still worry that it may not last 'til payday. It's a stressful situation that is a reality for many Missoulians each month.

The evening will feature live, local music, guest speakers and a simple, vegetarian meal.  Attendees are invited to choose a ceramic bowl handcrafted by a local artist, which is yours to keep, courtesy of The Clay Studio of Missoula. Guest speakers will be announced prior to the event, keep an eye out here.

This outdoor event is $25 per person with doors opening at 6:30 and programming starting at 7 p.m. You can secure tickets and invite friends here. The event is open seating so be sure to bring a blanket to enjoy your picnic on the field, or relax with a backrest and sit in the stands. Stadium rules say that legless camping chairs are permitted on the field, but folding chairs with legs are not. As you know, Missoula's June weather is unpredictable, so if the weather is uncooperative for this event, know that it will not be cancelled. You'll receive an email with instructions on grab-and-go ceramic bowl & meal pick up and a link to the zoom presentation.

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