Friday, November 15, 2013

Empty Bowls Thursday November 21, 2013

You are Invited To The 4th Annual “Empty Bowls” Dinner
Thursday, November 21st
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Sadie White Room (Room 108) at the CCV campus in Winooski.


Please stop by to purchase a hand-made bowl, enjoy some soup and bread, and learn about how we are working within our neighborhood to address the issue of hunger.  Proceeds from this event will benefit a local food-shelf, The Little Green Pantry, here in Winooski. 

 “Empty Bowls” is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger and was created by The Imagine Render Group. 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.

It is the collective genius of all the people involved that has made Empty Bowls what it has become. Events have now taken place across the United States and in at least a dozen other countries. Many millions of dollars have been raised and donated to hunger-fighting organizations.

The largest hunger-relief organization in the United States, Feeding America, reports that the nation’s food banks could soon be overwhelmed by demand. Statistics show that 1 out of 6 Americans struggle with food insecurity every day. Millions of people have lost their jobs during the most recent recession and the number of food stamp recipients has increased dramatically. Your help is needed now more than ever.

Please come and join us in our effort to help with hunger relief.  Suggested minimum donation for a hand-made bowl, soup and bread is $5.00.

For more information please contact:   Amy E. Stuart, 654-0542 or email her at: amy.stuart@ccv.edu.

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