Empty Bowls Addresses Hunger Through Raising Funds and Awareness


Picking out bowls.On Wednesday March 18, members of the Berea community will have the opportunity to help address local hunger needs by purchasing a simple meal of soup and a hand-made bowl, donated by the Berea College ceramics student volunteers or local potters.

The Empty Bowls event, jointly organized by Berea College CELTS, Berea College Ceramic Student Volunteers, and Berea College Dining Services will take place at the Commons, located in the Woods-Penniman Building on the Berea College Campus. The event will be held on Wednesday March 18, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The idea behind Empty Bowls is simple—in exchange for $10, you will be served a meal of soup in a ceramic bowl made by the Berea College ceramics student volunteers or local potters. You keep the bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world.

All the proceeds 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 Center for Excellence in Learning through Service (CELTS) at Berea College 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 p.m. at Berea College Dining Services, located in the Alumni Building on Berea College’s campus, through Tuesday, March 17.

For more information about this event, please contact Heather Schill at 859-985-3804.

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

Categories: News, Programs and Initiatives
Tags: Berea Community Food Bank, CELTS, Community, Dining Services, Event, Hunger Hurts Food Drive, Students

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.