Luther to host community's eighth annual Empty Bowls project

Luther College and the tri-state community will join together in March in an effort to fight hunger through the community's eighth annual Empty Bowls project.

Professional potters and Luther students are making hundreds of handcrafted bowls for this year's event held 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, March 17, in the Center for the Arts on the Luther campus. 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 March 17, 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.

The final product from the Empty Bowls project last year