Rhein Center and Lakeside UMC Team Up to Fight Hunger

Posted on August 04, 2010

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.