Monday, October 24, 2011

Empty Bowls 2011

This past weekend was the annual Empty Bowl Lunch at the Community Arts Center in Wallingford, PA. For a minimum donation of $10, you can enjoy a simple meal of bread and soup served in a beautiful, handmade bowl.

Empty Bowls is an international grassroots movement created by Potters, other craft people, educators and community servants with a basic mission… to end hunger and food insecurity. Empty Bowl events take place all around the world and the movement’s proceeds are critical to those in need, especially during times of economic hardship. All proceeds from the CAC event benefit the cities of Chester and Philadelphia.

Each donated bowl is stamped with the empty bowl symbol and when all the donated bowls are displayed during the event, participants enthusiastically survey their colorful choices. I chose a lovely, hand built blue and yellow number with lace impressions around the outside...quite nice. I waited in the soup line and opted for a delicious vegetarian chili topped with cheese and sour cream. As you can see from the sign, there were several other delicious choices, all supplied by local establishments, including a venison stew!

It was a lovely event for a worthy cause.

My bowl of choice.

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