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Potters Get to Work on Bowls for the 2023 Clover Pick A Bowl Fill A Bowl Benefitting Manna

What: Local potters will be throwing clay bowls on pottery wheels at First City Art Center in preparation for the 2023 Clover Pick A Bowl Fill A Bowl, Manna Food Bank’s largest annual fundraiser.

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The Clover Pick A Bowl Fill A Bowl is a unique fundraiser with an artsy twist! Supporters of the ticketed event get to pick out their favorite handcrafted clay bowl and sample the fare of more than a dozen local food vendors.

The event is named in honor and memory of longtime supporter Bill Clover. Clover, a Pensacola State College Visual Arts Professor for 52 years, was instrumental in starting and sustaining the Pick A Bowl Fill A Bowl event that, for more than 14 years, has raised money to help thousands of hungry children, families, and senior citizens in need in Northwest Florida.

When: Sunday, January 15, 2023, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: First City Art Center, 1060 North Guillemard Street, Pensacola, FL 32501

Who: Local potters will be throwing clay bowls on the pottery wheels. First City Art Center representatives, as well as event committee representatives, will be available for interview.

Why: Requests for food assistance in Northwest Florida have grown since March 2020 with no indication they will slow due to lingering effects of the pandemic, as well as rising inflation and housing and utility costs.

To meet the need, Manna fund-raises throughout the year to fund its services in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, benefitting children, senior citizens, veterans, families, and individuals in need. Manna serves through its emergency food assistance pantry and its 17 food security programs with 22 community partners.

For more information, please contact Manna at (850) 432-2053.

About Manna

Manna’s mission is to offer emergency food assistance, service the food-related needs of vulnerable populations, and engage the entire community in the fight against hunger. A local grassroots organization with no national affiliation or government funding, Manna provided food to 69,095 people last year. Manna operates an emergency food assistance pantry and 17 specialty programs with 22 community partners in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.