Date(s) - 11/22/2014
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Part Art / Part Soup / All Heart
Empty Bowls is an internationally-recognized event to fight hunger in communities around the United States and throughout the world. In 1990, John Hartom and Lisa Blackburn, art educators in Michigan, created Empty Bowls to connect artists with an opportunity to make a meaningful difference.
It began with a relatively simple concept: students would handcraft ceramic bowls and invite faculty to a soup lunch. In exchange for a donation, faculty could keep one of the handcrafted bowls home as a reminder that somewhere in the community someone’s bowl is empty.
Now, more than twenty years later, countless communities throughout the United States and around the world have embraced this grassroots project to fight the pervasive problem of hunger.
In 2008, The Neighbors’ Place began hosting Empty Bowls to support the fight against hunger, one bowl at a time, in Marathon County. Since then it has raised more than $100,000 to fight hunger in the community.
For a $10 donation, guests receive their choice of handcrafted bowl and a meal of soup, bread, and dessert. Local restaurants and chefs also donate their signature soups, bread, and desserts.
The event also offers Soup To Go, live music, and a silent auction. All contributions to this event will benefit people seeking food assistance from The Neighbors’ Place Food Bank.