College to host community’s fifth annual Empty Bowls project March 7

Feb. 3, 2010

Luther College and the tri-state community will join together in March in an effort to fight hunger. The community’s fifth annual Empty Bowls project will be held Sunday, March 7, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Center for the Arts.

Potters in the tri-state area are making hundreds of handcrafted bowls for this year’s event, and the soup and bread for the Empty Bowls meal will be donated by many local restaurants, businesses and individuals.

Empty Bowls supporters are invited to come to the Luther campus on March 7, choose a bowl to use that day, and keep it as a reminder that there are always Empty Bowls— hungry people—in the world. In exchange for a meal and the bowl, each Empty Bowls diner is asked to give a donation of $20.

Donations to the project will be divided among local food pantries and world hunger assistance through Lutheran World Relief.  Last year the local Empty Bowls project raised $18,000. Supplemental funds will be provided by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.

Part of a nationwide project, Empty Bowls combines the talents of potters with the generosity of donors in the community to raise awareness and funds to address the issue of hunger.

Parking spaces are limited in the area of the Center for the Arts on the Luther campus. Empty Bowls organizers recommend ride sharing and car-pooling for groups who plan to attend the event to reduce parking and traffic congestion.

For more information about the Empty Bowls Project, contact Sue Halverson at [email protected], 563-387-1020.

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