Empty Bowls – First Slice Pie Cafe, Lillstreet Art Center and Lillstreet Studios

Please check out the following link for further information regarding Empty Bowls.

Friday, March 25, 2011, 5-9pm

4401 N. RAvenswood

Chicago, IL  60640

Information on who has benefited from this amazing and mindful event:

First Slice is a not-for-profit, community-supported kitchen that provides wholesome food for those living in need in Chicago. It is our mission to foster programs that link those living in poverty with those who are more fortunate and to create strong relationships with other community-based organizations. By doing so, we strive to address the immediate needs of hungry Chicagoans, and to develop long-term solutions to solve the problems of poverty and homelessness.

First Slice is excited to have recently partnered with the Night Ministry to open a new winter youth shelter, the Crib, located @ 835 W. Addison. We provide hot breakfast, bagged lunch, and hot dinners Monday through Friday to over 800 youth per week. We will be collecting any donations to the food drive for the Crib throughout the winter. Anyone who donates is eligible to enter our raffle to win a giant lasagna! We are also looking for volunteers to help cook, prep, and serve at the Crib.

On Tuesdays & Thursdays we provide dinner to the Broadway Youth Center @

3179 N. Broadway St.

On Wednesdays, we provide the Welcome Meal at the soup kitchen in the

Epiphany Church @ 2008 W. Bradley.

We have also provide dinner to the Jane Addams Hull House, Thresholds,

Center on Halsted, and the American Indian Center. First Slice provides school lunches to local schools Pilgrim and North Park Elementary.

Our Subscriber Program sustains the majority of our community outreach

and job placement training. We currently have 2 staff members we gained

through the job training program- one in the back of the house and one

in the front of the house.

Subscribers pay to receive the same high-quality, chef-designed meals

that First Slice distributes to people living in need.

Profits made at our pie cafe are donated directly to not-for-profit

organization, making First Slice’s community outreach programs possible.”

Please note:  Pictured are Gary Jackson’s stack of lovely, soda fired works that have become the icon for this 4th, and nearly annual, event.