Friday, October 23, 2009

New sites and dates added!

Take a look at the updated schedule below. We've added 5 sites to the roster. With this many fantastic groups hosting Empty Bowls events, you can't possibly miss out this year.

Every $1 raised for Mid-Ohio Foodbank provides $8 worth of groceries for local families in need. And this holiday season, they can use the help more than ever. So mark your calendar to go enjoy a delicious bowl of soup and take home a wonderful keepsake as a reminder of how we can all help folks struggling to make ends meet.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Empty Bowls Dates & Times - Updated!

Our thanks to all the wonderful partners who have agreed to host Empty Bowls events. Here's the schedule so far:


Oct. 16th from 2-6pm
Mount Leadership - OSU
85 Curl Drive
Columbus, OH 43210

Oct. 21st from 11am - 2pm
Altercare of Canal Winchester
6725 Thrush Dr.
Canal Winchester, OH 43110


Nov. 7th from 11am - 2pm
First Unitarian
93 W. Weisheimer Rd.
Columbus, OH 43214

Nov. 13th from 11:00am - 1pm
Kuhn Honors & Scholars House - OSU
220 W. 12th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

Nov. 13th from 11:30am - 1pm
Whetstone Recreation Center
3923 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43214

Gillie Recreation Center
2100 Morse Rd.
Columbus, OH 43229

Marion Franklin Center
2801 Lockbourne Rd.
Columbus, OH 43207

Nov. 14th from 11am - 2pm
Eastminster Presbyterian
3100 E. Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43209

Parkview United Methodist
344 S. ALgonquin Ave.
Columbus, OH 43204

St. James & CAIR
3400 Calumet St.
Columbus, OH 43214

St. Luke Lutheran
4456 Morse Rd.
Gahanna, OH 43230

First Community Village
1800 Riverside Dr.
Columbus, OH 43212

Tuttle Center - OSU Game Outdoor Parking Tents
240 W. Oakland Ave.
Columbus, OH 43201

Whole Foods Market
1555 W. Lane Ave.
Columbus, OH 43221

Whole Foods Market
3670 W. Dublin Granville Rd.
Columbus, OH 43235

Nov. 14th 4:30 - 7:30pm
Columbia Heights Methodist (Turkey Dinner Event - Adult Meal:$8, Children age 2-12: $6, Bowls $10 min. donation)
776 Galloway Rd.
Galloway, OH 43119

Nov. 15th from 11:30am - 3:30pm
North Unitarian Universalist Congregation
1574 Franklin St.
Lewis Center, OH 43035

Nov. 18th from 11:30am - 1:30pm
Department of Rehab & Corrections
770 W. Broad St.
COlumbus, OH 43222

Nov. 18th from 6 - 8pm
Arts Impact School
680 Jack Gibbs Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43215

Nov. 21st 11am - 1pm
Campfire USA program at Tuttle Center
240 W. Oakland Ave.
Columbus, OH 43201

What is Empty Bowls? And how do bowls that are empty feed families in need?

In 1990, a high school art teacher in Michigan helped his students raise money to support a food
drive. What evolved was a class project to make ceramic bowls for a fundraising meal. Guests were served a simple meal of soup and bread, and were invited to keep the bowl as a reminder of hunger. Since 1990, Empty Bowls events have spread throughout the world as a meaningful way to invite everyone to feed their neighbors in need.

This fall will mark the 11th year that the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department has organized their Empty Bowls events with proceeds benefiting Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Participants at local recreation centers and partner sites create a large number of handmade clay bowls for this event every year. Volunteers at each event site supply homemade soups. Bowls sell at the event for a minimum donation of $10, which gets you a beverage and a bowl of soup in a handmade bowl to keep. Last year, Empty Bowls raised $15,748.69 for Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

This year, we invite you to join us at one of our many locations and enjoy a warm bowl of soup and the knowledge that your support feeds Ohio families in need.