16th Annual Empty Bowls Event to be Hosted at Berea College


Student holding a handmade bowl at the Empty Bowls eventBerea residents can help address local hunger needs on Wednesday, March 28, by participating in the annual Empty Bowls event and meal.

The Empty Bowls event will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7 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 and local potters. Guests keep the bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world.

Student making a handmade bowlAll proceeds go to fight local hunger through donations to the Berea Community Food Bank.  The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Learning through Service (CELTS) at Berea College, student potters in the College’s 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. Tickets can be purchased in advance starting March 12 through Tuesday, March 27, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Berea College Dining Services located in the Alumni Building on the College’s campus.

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

Learn more about the Empty Bowls Project here.

Categories: News, Programs and Initiatives
Tags: Berea College Dining Services, CELTS, Ceramic Apprenticeship Program, Craft Outreach Program, Empty Bowls

Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, focuses on learning, labor and service. The College admits only academically promising students with limited financial resources, primarily from Kentucky and Appalachia, although students come from 40 states and 70 countries. Every Berea student receives a Tuition Promise Scholarship, which means no Berea student pays for tuition. Berea is one of nine federally-recognized Work Colleges, so students work 10 hours or more weekly, earning money for books, housing and meals. The College’s motto, “God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth,” speaks to its inclusive Christian character.