Empty Bowls Fundraiser Tomorrow
Written by Andrew-Rossi on November 13, 2017
An empty bowl can mean a full stomach. That’s what Northwest College ceramics instructor Elaine DeBuhr and her students are preparing for tomorrow, when they host their Empty Bowls fundraiser for the Powell Valley Loaves and Fishes food bank.
DeBuhr and her students will serve a simple meal of soup and bread for $10 and ask guests to keep their empty bowl as a reminder of world hunger. All ceramic bowls are hand thrown by DeBuhr and a volunteer group of NWC students and alumni.
The first-come, first-served meal is dished up from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday evening at The Commons at Pond Park in downtown Powell. NWC ceramics students and Art Club members will serve a choice of three soups, including a gluten-free vegetarian option, and fresh bread.
DeBuhr says that in 2015, the event raised over $5,000 to help hungry families in Powell. So far, her group of ceramic artists have been working extra hours to reach their goal of creating 400 bowls.