3rd Annual Empty Bowls – Sept. 24!

Empty-Bowl-Web-NoticeGet your tickets now for the Coalition’s 3rd Annual Empty Bowls Community Luncheon, happening Wednesday, September 24, 2014. Join us anytime from 11:30 to 2:00 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Parish Hall in Arroyo Grande. We’ll have to-go bowls too for those who need to come and go! Ticket sales are brisk, so please purchase in advance if you can. A limited number will be available on site.

Purchase your tickets below (small handling fee charged), You may also order tickets by phone or email, and we’ll have them at “will call” for you. Call (805) 710-4330, or or email Liz Howland.  If you can’t make it to the lunch, you can still help by filing our bowl of hope.

We’d especially like to thank the following for their generous sponsorship of the event:

Union Bank





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Allan Real Estate Investments, Altrusa International of Cinco Ciudades, Brad’s Restaurant, Five Cities CPAs, Bernie and Lennette Horton, Jeff Johnson CFP, CHFC, CLU, Lenny Jones Real Estate Broker, Keller-Williams Realty, Kiwanis Club of AG Valley, Phillips 66 Santa Maria Refinery, Pismo Beach Veterinary Clinic,  SLO County Board of Supervisors

Bill Senna Insurance Services, Anita Shower, South County Youth Coalition, Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Sure Mortgage Solutions, The Temple of the People.  In-Kind sponsors include St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, SLOCO Data, Phase 1 Mobile DJ, Anam-Cré Studio.We would also like to recognize the San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation for their belief in our cause and long-standing support to make our vision a reality.

We’re still finalizing our restaurant list of soups for this year.  Here’s a list of what’s coming so far!

CJ’s Café – Italian Wedding Soup,  Coco’s Restaurant – Chicken with Rice, DePalo and Sons – Minestrone, F. McLintocks – Chili, Fins, Jaffa Café – Red Lentil,  Oceano Elks – Chicken Corn Chowder, Penny’s All American Café – Chicken Tortilla, Rooster Creek Tavern – Tortilla, Rosa’s Ristorante Italiano – Minestrone, Splash Café – Clam Chowder, Spyglass Inn – Clam Chowder, Chef Michael Stuart- Beef Vegetable. House of Bread once again is generously donating all bread for the event. Additionally over 30 local artists, and more than 50 students, are donating ceramic bowls to the event.

Here’s some pic’s from last year, thanks to Vivian Krug!

Bunco Happening Sept. 18!

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The Women’s Council of Realtors – Central Coast Chapter has once again offered to support the programs of the 5Cities Homeless Coalition this year.  One of their key fundraisers is a Bunco Tournament happening the evening of Sept. 18th at the San Luis Obispo County Club.  This is a terrific event, and certain to be a hit again this year.  Click here for tickets!  Her is a link to a flyer for the event, please help spread the word:WCR2014BuncoFLYER

Redneck Golf Tournament – Oct. 11, 2014


  Join us in some “redneck” fun on Saturday, Oct. 11th at Pismo State Golf Course – Next to Fin’s.  Play a round of golf like none other, and enjoy some great music, food and raffle prizes.  The event is a benefit for 5Cities Homeless Coalition.  You can register your team or simply yourself to […]

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Harvesting Hope Festival, Oct. 26, 2014

Get Your Tickets Now For Oct. 26 Event

   Tickets are now on sale for the 3rd Annual Harvesting Hope Festival, happening Sunday, October 26 in Nipomo at Trilogy at Monarch Dunes Clubhouse, 1645 Trilogy Parkway. You may purchase your tickets clicking the ticket button at left.  A small admin fee applies for online ticket sales.  If you prefer you may purchase tickets at the door, […]

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Fin’s Holds Dinner For 5CHC


A caring heart It is a remarkable thing when a business owner chooses to hold a fundraiser by donating 100% of the proceeds, and incurring all of the event costs.  Thanks to Bruce VanVort and Fin’s Seafood Restaurant, we held a great event on Tuesday evening, April 29th. All proceeds from the event were donated […]

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Program Update

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The 5Cities Homeless Coalition continues to develop and coordinate programs in the South County, with the assistance of many community partners. The clients served by the Coalition in the first quarter of 2014 ranged in age from pre-birth to 70+, and faced a plethora of challenges. For many it was the consistent on-going contact they received through the […]

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Warming Center


The warming center is not currently open.  Please check back for additional details should the weather worsen, with rain predicted (at least 50%) for two consecutive nights.  You may also call the warming center hotline at 710-4330. Recent Storm: During the recent storm over the weekend of Feb. 27-March 1, we were able to shelter 19 […]

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Harvesting Hope Festival, Oct. 27, 2013

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You may purchase your tickets at the door or by clicking the ticket button at left  for the 2nd Annual Harvesting Hope Festival  happening this Sunday, October 27 in Nipomo at Trilogy at Monarch Dunes Clubhouse, 1645 Trilogy Parkway. The Harvesting Hope Festival is a celebration of locally handcrafted art, food and wines. Produced by the […]

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Empty Bowl Community Luncheon 2013

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$38,000 Raised! Many thanks to everyone who contributed to make our 2nd Empty Bowls event a success. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year.  Save the date, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014! More than 750 bowls, created by 30 artists and many students, over 20 restaurants and more than 90 volunteers joined us in helping make this […]

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Village Concert A Great Success

We’d like to thank everyone who supported us on Sunday, Aug. 25 at the Village Summer Concert in Arroyo Grande.  A special thanks goes to Osty Insurance and Farmer’s Insurance for sponsoring the concert, to the many businesses that provided raffle prizes,  and to Rabobank for their on-going support of the concert series. We sincerely […]

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