Empty Bowls Fight Hunger


On March 7 community members can help address hunger in our community by purchasing a simple meal of soup and a hand-made bowl from the Berea College Ceramic Apprenticeship Program or local potters.

The Empty Bowls Dinner will take place in the Woods-Penniman Building on the Berea College campus on Wednesday, March 7, from 5:30 to 7 PM. The idea behind the Empty Bowls Dinner is simple—in exchange for $10, participants will be served a meal of soup in a ceramic bowl made by the Berea College Apprenticeship Program or local potters. You keep the bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The event will also feature a silent ceramics auction of pieces produced by some of the region’s local artisans.

All proceeds will be donated to the Berea Community Food Bank and other local food banks in this community effort to fight local and regional hunger. 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., February 20–March 6. To learn more about the Empty Bowls Project, please visit http://www.emptybowls.net.

Categories: News, Programs and Initiatives
Tags: Berea College Ceramic Apprenticeship Program, Berea Community Food Bank, CELTS, Empty Bowls

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 41 states and 76 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.