The Food Bank RGV will present its Empty Bowls 2021 Luncheon and Silent Auction Sept. 21 and it recently welcomed Vantage Bank Texas as a Grapefruit sponsor. The sponsorship will enable the Food Bank RGV to provide up to 25,000 complete and nutritious meals in the Valley.
The Sept. 21 event at Bert Ogden Arena from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. is Food Bank RGV’s signature fundraising event. Local restaurants will provide tastings of food and desserts. The event also features music, silent auctions, and raffles for a new Cartier watch or Louis Vuitton purse. One-of-a-kind ceramic bowls are included with each ticket. The ceramic bowls stand as a reminder for the hunger facing many throughout the year in the Rio Grande Valley.
Vantage Bank is not only a sponsor for the event but during the pandemic, contributed to the Food Bank RGV’s COVID-19 Resource, Readiness, and Resource Campaign. The bank was a sponsor for a drive-thru distribution serving 1,000 families with fresh produce, dairy, lean protein and shelf-stable commodities.