On Wednesday, Aug. 11 the C. Kirk Rhein, Jr. Center for the Living Arts and the Lakeside United Methodist Church (UMC) are working together on a project to help those who are hungry. The Empty Bowls Hunger Awareness Meal began in 1990 by a high school art teacher. It is now a national movement among potters.
The event is a collaborative effort. Throughout the summer, people have made ceramic soup bowls at the Rhein Center and many others at the church will be preparing the soup and serving the meal. A goal of creating 200 unique, handcrafted bowls was set by the planners in June.
Lakesiders are invited to a lunch of soup and fresh bread at Lakeside UMC from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 11. Each guest will be able to choose the bowl he or she would like to use for their soup. A variety of homemade soups will be available.
After enjoying this simple but delicious meal, guests will take their bowl home. It will serve as a reminder of both the Empty Bowls Meal and the many people in the world whose bowls are always empty.
Tickets for the Empty Bowls Hunger Awareness Meal are available for a minimum suggested donation of $8 at the Lakeside UMC, Lakeside Association Office or the Rhein Center. All donations will go to support Bread for the World and the Danbury Food Pantry.
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