United Community Action Network
Helping People, Changing Lives - Serving Douglas and Josephine Counties

This October 16 is World Food Day.

World Food Day is an international day of action to tackle hunger. The world is a big place, but the fact is, we have hungry children right here in our home communities. Douglas County’s emergency food network feeds about 15,000 hungry children every year. Seriously. That is a lot of empty bowls we need to fill!

So, on October 16th we’ll be hosting our first annual Empty Bowls Project ~ a dinner at Phoenix School at 5:30 PM. Artists and individuals from our community have generously donated hand-made/decorated bowls to help raise awareness of the empty bowls in our community. Please join us for a simple community meal of soup and bread to help remind people that many of the residents of this county face hunger every day.

The dinner features soup cooked by some of Douglas County’s top restaurants and cooks.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

Each ticket-holder gets to choose a beautiful handmade bowl to take home or they can leave it to support the event in future years.

The proceeds from this event benefit the UCAN Douglas County Food Bank.