Empty Bowls Fill Local Food Bank Coffers


On Wednesday March 19, members of the Berea community will have the opportunity to help address hunger by purchasing a simple meal of soup and a hand-made bowl from the Berea College Ceramic Apprenticeship Program or donated by local potters.

The Empty Bowls event will take place in the Woods-Penniman Building on the Berea College campus on March 19 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The idea behind the Empty Bowls Dinner is simple: in exchange for $10 you will be served a meal of soup in a ceramic bowl that you keep as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world.

All of the money collected will 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 Berea College Center for Excellence in Learning through Service (CELTS) and the Berea College Ceramic Apprenticeship Program.

Tickets can be purchased by contacting Heather Schill at 859-985-3804 or by going to the Alumni Building on Berea College’s campus Monday-Friday 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. and 4:30 – 7 p.m., through Tuesday, March 18. To learn more about the Empty Bowls Project, please visit www.emptybowls.net.

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Tags: Ceramic Apprenticeship Program, Empty Bowls, Woods-Penniman Building

Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, focuses on learning, labor and service. The College only admits academically promising students with limited financial resources—primarily from Kentucky and Appalachia—but welcomes students 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 to earn 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.