Empty Bowls is an annual charity event which raises funding for hunger relief. At the University of Tennessee at Martin, we do an Empty Bowls fundraiser for We Care Ministry Food Bank in Martin. This year was the 13th Empty Bowls held at the University.
David Macbeth is the mastermind behind this event. Macbeth also spun some bowls outside as people were coming into the building. Inside, there was a film being displayed which was of Macbeth spinning bowls and even some facts about soup! Pottery/Ceramics students make bowls during the semester to be used for this event. The event took place on November 19, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Many people came through and donated money for the cause.
What occurs is you donate ten dollars to buy a bowl. With this bowl, you can get all the soup that you want to eat while you are there. There are many different types of soup donated by community members. Some of the more popular soups were: lobster bisque, taco, and cheddar and broccoli soups.
The turnout was great. There were volunteers from the Wesley Foundation, and other organizations helping with the event. The 13th Annual Empty Bowls was certainly a success.
To learn more about Empty Bowls, visit http://www.emptybowls.net/