Tickets on Sale for Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Tickets may now be purchased for the annual Empty Bowls fundraiser, which raises awareness of hunger in the Owensboro community. Empty Bowls 2011 will take place at Settle Memorial United Methodist ROC, across from Settle Memorial United Methodist Church, on Thursday, April 28 starting at 6 pm.

This local event is part of a larger one across the country as a way to raise funds for those in need of food. Brescia University’s Art Department will supply the location, clay and glaze for local potters to make ceramic bowls. The bowls are then used to serve soup in at the fundraiser. The cost per person is $15 which includes dinner and the handmade bowl.

All money raised will go to fund local soup kitchen(s). The recipient(s) will be announced during the dinner. Last year $3,085 was split between Third Baptist Church and Woodlawn United Methodist Church.

Tickets may be purchased Monday through Friday at First Presbyterian Church (1328 Griffith Avenue, Owensboro), between the hours of 8-noon and 1-2:30 pm. You may also purchase tickets at Brescia University’s Campus Center (717 Frederica Street, Owensboro), from 8-noon and 1-4 pm.

For more information, please contact Tina Kasey at 270-686-2110 or [email protected].

Mission Statement – “Feeding Hungry People one Bowl at a Time”

Empty Bowls is a grassroots movement to help end hunger. Area potters volunteer to make ceramic bowls, while others donate everything for a dinner of soup and fellowship. One hundred percent of the proceeds stay in this community and go to local food pantries. Our goals are to raise money to help organizations fight hunger, to raise awareness about the issues of hunger and food security, and to help bring about an attitude that will not allow hunger to exist.