Columbus Rec & Parks helps fight hunger

The Columbus Recreation and Parks Department is set to kick off the 20th annual series of Empty Bowls fundraisers to support Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

Fifteen events will take place Nov. 1-11 around Central Ohio. According to the city’s website, the program has raised more than $236,000 to date. Participants contribute $10 and receive soup and a handmade bowl. 

This year’s schedule of Empty Bowls events is:

Nov. 1 
Altercare of Canal Winchester 
6725 Thrush Drive, Canal Winchester
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Martin Janis Senior Community Center 
600 E. 11th Ave., Columbus
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

Nov. 4 
Hillcrest Baptist Church 
2480 W. Broad St., Columbus 
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Parkview Methodist Church 
344 S. Algonquin Ave., Columbus 
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

St. Luke Lutheran Church 
4456 Morse Road, Columbus 
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Tuttle Park Community Center 
240 W. Oakland Ave., Columbus 
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Woodward Park Community Center 
5147 Karl Road, Columbus 
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Nov. 5 
North Unitarian Universalist Congregation 
1574 Franklin St., Lewis Center 
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Eastminster Presbyterian Church 
3100 E. Broad St., Columbus 
noon to 2 p.m. 

Nov. 9 
Cultural Arts Center 
139 W. Main St., Columbus 
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

Gillie Senior Community Center 
2100 Morse Road, Columbus 
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Schiller Community Center 
1069 Jaeger St., Columbus 
5-7:30 p.m. 

Nov. 10 
Gillie Senior Community Center 
2100 Morse Road, Columbus 
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Whetstone Community Center 
3923 N. High St., Columbus 
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Nov. 11 
Gillie Senior Community Center 
2100 Morse Road, Columbus 
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.