What it is: “Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. The basic premise is simple: potters and other craftspeople, educators and others work with the community to create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. In exchange for a cash donation, guests are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The money raised is donated to an organization working to end hunger and food insecurity.” (emptybowls.net)
The Marquette Empty Bowls event will follow the above model. A lunch of soup, salad, and bread will be hosted on Friday, March 11, from 11am – 1:30pm, at the Marquette Alternative High School gym. Two NMU student organizations – Marquette Ending Hunger, and the Ceramics Collective – have partnered with Marquette Alternative, Northstar Academy, Marquette Senior High School, and community artists to create bowls and organize the event itself. Education about local, regional, and worldwide hunger issues will be present at the lunch. Proceeds will benefit local organizations that help alleviate hunger in the community.
For more information, please visit mqteb16.eventbrite.com, or contact the Marquette Empty Bowls event director, Katie Miller, at email@example.com, or 907-299-1820.