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 crafts people, 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 a local organization, in this case the FEED Kitchens.
Food Enterprise and Economic Development (FEED) Kitchens is a non-profit, food business start-up on the Northside of Madison that provides community programs, pantry program assistance, and commercial space for small start-up businesses.
What about Madison’s Empty Bowls? Join us on Saturday, March 14.
Guests at the March event have their choice from a collection of more than 200 ceramic bowls handcrafted and donated by local artists, teachers and students. Soup and jambalaya prepared by local chefs and FEED Kitchen users are served with bread and other refreshments. The following businesses are involved with the collaboration of the Empty Bowls event:
- Cajun Cook
- Mandy’s Mood Foods
- Northside Farmer’s Market
- River Bakery
- Madison Parks – WPCRC