Sunday, March 24, 2013

Empty Bowls 2013

Empty Bowls 2013 - Longmont, CO

It's a fundraiser. Buy a ticket. Select a handmade bowl by a local artist. Choose two soups to taste. Enjoy your meal. 

It's that simple. All proceeds go to feeding the hungry in your community and you get to keep the bowl as a reminder of those who face hunger every single day. The ticket price is $20 and that donation will feed 10 people a hot, nutritious meal at your local food bank. 

History of Empty Bowls, borrowed from Our Center

In 1990 a high school art teacher in Michigan helped his students solve a problem. They were searching for a way to raise funds to support a food drive. What evolved was a class project to make ceramic bowls for a fundraising meal. Guests were served a simple meal of soup and bread, and were invited to keep the bowl as a reminder of hunger in the world. 
By the following year the originators had developed this concept in Empty Bowls, a project to provide support for food banks, soup kitchens, and other organizations that fight hunger. Since then Empty Bowls events have been held throughout the world, and millions of dollars have been raised to combat hunger.
Did you know that 870 MILLION people in the world do not have enough to eat? That is a lot of people and if you are reading this, there is a good chance, you aren't one of them. 

Make a difference, even if it's small. Go find and Empty Bowls event in your area. 

Building a collection of bowls that serves as a reminder of both hunger and blessings, is a story I want to share with our children someday. Empty Bowls will become a tradition in the Bores House and I hope in yours too. 

A special thanks to my cousin, Stacy, for introducing us. xoxo.

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