Empty Bowls Accept Soup Kitchen Applications for Annual Fund | New
Empty Bowls of Owensboro is now accepting applications from soup kitchens and pantries to be considered recipients of its annual grant.
The deadline for submitting applications is June 15.
Empty Bowls is a grassroots movement that intends to feed hungry people in the area and is organized by volunteers from the community and organizations in the area that make ceramic bowls for dinner.
A fundraising ticket allows attendees to choose a ceramic bowl from among hundreds handcrafted specifically for the event by students from Brescia and local artisans, potters and ceramists. Brescia’s art department provides the clay, glaze, and location for various bowl-making and glaze days.
Once participants have chosen their bowls, they can fill them with one of the four soups that will be prepared by local leaders and churches.
Proceeds from ticket sales and a silent auction go to the selected pantry or soup kitchen. Last year, Feed a Friend, a local soup kitchen that serves 10,000 people a year for community dinners and a pantry for veterans in need, received $ 10,000.
New this year will be celebrity servers.
Tina Taylor, chair of the Empty Bowls Committee, said the group hopes to recruit local “celebrities” to serve soup this year.
âWe hope to have a variety of soups in restaurants and soup kitchens across Owensboro,â she said.
If a restaurant is interested in providing soup, they can contact the committee at EmptyBowls [email protected]
The event will take place in October, but the exact date and location is yet to be determined. When the date and location are finalized, they will be announced on the Empty Bowls Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/EmptyBowls Owensboro.
Tickets go on sale this fall. Only 400 tickets will be available and they will be sold on a first come, first served basis.