Empty Bowl Project

Buy a bowl, fill a belly.

Food shelves see an influx of donations and generosity around the holiday season. Another surge occurs in March when Minnesota FoodShare directs the March Campaign, the largest food drive in the state. But what about the other months? Enter the Empty Bowls Project, an event organized through the non-profit group Imagine Render. Described as “an international grassroots effort to raise both money and awareness in the fight to end hunger,” the premise of the effort is simple: artists within a community come together to create handcrafted bowls which are then used to serve guests a meal of soup and bread. In exchange for a cash donation, attendees are asked to keep the bowl as a remembrance of all the empty bowls in the world. All proceeds are donated to organizations working to end hunger and food insecurity. Although it may not seem like much, the Empty Bowls Project is at least a step toward increased awareness and, hopefully, a reminder to provide for the less fortunate in our communities year-round.

Upcoming Empty Bowl Events:

Thursday, April 7:

Hamline University Hancock Midway Rec Center
1610 Hubbard Ave., St. Paul
11 a.m.–7 p.m.
hamline.edu/wesleycenter

Diamondhead Education Center
200 W. Burnsville Pkwy., Burnsville
11 a.m.–7 p.m.
isd191.org/bhs/emptybowls

Thursday, May 12:

Plymouth Middle School
10011 36th Ave. N., Plymouth
5 p.m.–8 p.m.
 

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