All Faiths Food Bank's Bowls of Hope Fundraiser Raises $140,000 For Holiday Meals

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Pictured: (From l-r) All Faiths Food Bank’s chief development officer Denise Cotler and CEO Sandra Frank with the 2022 Bowls of Hope chair Patti Wertheimer Photo by Cliff Roles.

After two years off due to the pandemic, All Faiths Food Bank was thrilled to bring back one of its most popular fundraisers: Bowls of Hope. This year, nearly 900 caring members of the community attended the event – held again at Ed Smith Stadium – which raised $140,000 to help support the distribution of holiday meals for our neighbors in need.During Bowls of Hope, nearly 40 of the community’s finest restaurants and caterers served delicious soups, breads, desserts, and more. Guests selected beautiful, handcrafted bowls – all donated by local potters, artists, and students – to keep, while enjoying a modest meal as a reminder of the empty bowls they were helping to fill. Guests were charmed as the Oriole Bird, the mascot of the venue host Baltimore Orioles, wandered on-site, cheerfully tweeting away and posing for selfies with fans of all ages. This year's event featured a new, expanded layout for guests to enjoy. Chair was Patti Wertheimer; lead sponsors included Keith Monda and Veronica Brady, Ron and Jo Jadin, Linda Monda, Al Pezzillo, and Dona and Sam Scott. This year, All Faiths expects to distribute more than 13,000 turkeys and 3.6 million holiday meals in order to share the joys of the season with those who may be struggling. 

Pictured: (From l-r) All Faiths Food Bank’s chief development officer Denise Cotler and CEO Sandra Frank with the 2022 Bowls of Hope chair Patti Wertheimer Photo by Cliff Roles.

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