Empty Bowl Supper offers beautiful bowls, savory soup and more

Apr 18, 2019

BELFAST — Come to the 18th annual Empty Bowl Supper on Saturday, April 27, at 6 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 37 Miller St., to support the MOFGA-El Salvador Sistering Committee's work. The cost is $15 per person, $35 maximum for families.

Each year the committee holds this fundraiser, thanks to the many Maine potters who donate their beautiful bowls. Several have donated since our first event.

Funds from this supper have helped bring Salvadorans to Maine to tour farms, meet with community organizers and agricultural officials, and participate in the Common Ground Country Fair; helped fund events relating to the Central American Free Trade Agreement for sistering organizations in El Salvador; and helped with work to prevent mining companies from destroying the Salvadoran sisters' mountains, water supplies, communities and agricultural lands. In fact, El Salvador was the first country in the world to ban metallic mining.

Empty Bowl Suppers started in Michigan in 1990, when a high school art teacher helped his students raise funds to support a food drive. A class project to make ceramic bowls for a fundraising meal evolved. Guests were served a simple meal of soup and bread, and were invited to keep the bowl as a reminder of hunger in the world. Subsequently, Empty Bowls developed into a project to support food banks, soup kitchens and other organizations that fight hunger. The Imagine/RENDER Group, a 501(c)3 organization, promotes the project, and Empty Bowl events raise millions of dollars worldwide to help combat hunger.

Please join us for delicious soups, breads donated by Back 40 Bakehouse, desserts and to socialize. Enjoy live music by Happytown and take home a beautiful bowl, handcrafted and donated by a Maine potter. For more information, visit mofga.org or call 568-4142. Tickets will be available at the door.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Christine Dunkle can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 108; or arts@villagesoup.com.


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