Reminder: Empty Bowls event to take place April 17

SlideforEmptyBowls_04-17-15Raising more than one million meals worth of donations for the local food bank just isn’t enough. Unfortunately, there are still many mouths to be fed in our Tri-State region.

Join us for yet another year from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2015, at First Presbyterian Church to peruse hundreds of beautiful pottery pieces—our empty bowls—which have been hand-crafted by Marshall University art students and local artisans. Purchase a bowl and speak with student potters while they carefully wrap your purchase for easy transport.

Each $15 bowl purchase also includes one ticket to the soup-kitchen style meal of soup, bread and drink. Luckily, the company is often jovial and the soups are delicious, which makes it easier to forget that the modest portions and single-file line aren’t your run-of-the-mill lunch out.

This collaboration of many serves one purpose: to feed many more. All proceeds benefit Facing Hunger Foodbank, a Huntington-based non-profit that serves 113,500 food insecure individuals in 17 counties across West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.

Visit for more information.

This initiative would be unlikely without the partnerships of Marshall University, Keramos Potters’ Guild, other local artisans, Christian Associates, B’nai Sholom Congregation and First Presbyterian Church, and without the donations from more than two dozen local individuals and businesses, yet it would be impossible without you.