Luther College to host seventh annual Empty Bowls project

March 28, 2012

Luther College and the tri-state community will join together in April in an effort to fight hunger.

The community's seventh annual Empty Bowls project will be held Sunday, April 1, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Center for the Arts on the campus of Luther College.

Professional potters and Luther students 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 several local restaurants, businesses and individuals.

Empty Bowls supporters are invited to come to the Luther campus on April 1, 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.

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.