2016 Empty Bowls event seeks to raise awareness of local hunger

BEREA, Ky. (WTVQ) – Students, potters, and the public will come together on Wednesday, March 30 to raise awareness of local hunger needs at the annual “Empty Bowls” event and meal.  The event will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Commons, located in the Woods-Penniman Building on the Berea College campus.

The idea behind Empty Bowls is simple – in exchange for $10, guests will be served a meal of soup in a ceramic bowl made and donated by Berea College ceramics student volunteers or local potters. Guests keep the bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world.

All proceeds go to fight local and regional hunger through donations to the Berea Community Food Bank and other local food banks. The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Learning through Service (CELTS) at Berea College, the Ceramics Apprenticeship Program, the Crafts Outreach Program and Berea College Dining Services.

Tickets can be purchased at the door on the day of the event, or from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Berea College Dining Services, located in the Alumni Building on Berea College’s campus, through Tuesday, March 29.

For more information about this event, please contact Sheila Lyons at 859-985-3935.

To learn more about the Empty Bowls Project, please visit http://www.emptybowls.net.

Categories: Community, Local News, News