A simple meal of soup in a beautiful handcrafted bowl becomes a way to help feed the hungry through the Wyoming Valley’s first annual Empty Bowls event. Four colleges and universities -- King’s College, Luzerne County Community College, Misericordia University and Wilkes University – are inviting the community to their campuses on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. For a $15 donation, attendees receive a hand-crafted bowl, soup, bread and a drink. For $5, children under 12 receive soup, bread and a drink. Additional bowls will be for sale.
Proceeds from the event will be donated to the following local agencies that work to address hunger problems in our community: the Weinberg Food Bank, the Back Mountain Food Pantry, the Luzerne County Community College Food Bank and St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen.
The event will take place simultaneously in the following locations:
- King's College: Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, Third floor
- Luzerne County Community College: Conference Center Dining Room
- Misericordia University: Insalaco Building - Room 218 (Huntzinger) and Room 219 (Alden)
- Wilkes University: Henry Student Center Ballroom
Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger whose basic premise is simple: Potters and other craftspeople, educators and others create handcrafted bowls that are meant to remind people of all of the empty bowls in the world. The local event was initiated by Jean Adams, local potter and pottery instructor at Wilkes University. Adams and her students, as well as potters from Misericordia University and the community, will produce more than 1,000 bowls to be used at Empty Bowls.
To purchase tickets, visit www.wilkes.edu/emptybowls. Tickets also are being sold at the following locations:
- Marquis Art & Frame: 122 South Main Street, Wilkes-Barre
- Earth & Wears: 68 Main Street, Dallas
- Luzerne County Community College Foundation Office: 1333 South Prospect St., Nanticoke
- Coffee's Coffee: 71 East Main St., Nanticoke
- St. Faustina Parish: 520 S. Hanover Street, Nanticoke