Empty Bowls Project Raises More Than $2000 for Food Bank of Northern Indiana


The inaugural Empty Bowls project at the Center at Donaldson was a resounding success, filled to the brim with eager participants. The project began in early February at MoonTree Studios, when the public was invited in on a Saturday to make clay bowls with their own hands. Participants then returned two weeks later to glaze their bisque-fired bowls with combinations of blue, beige, green, and reddish-brown glazes. These unique bowls numbered over 300 for the Empty Bowls soup supper on Saturday, March 15.

More than 100 participants then indulged in a soup supper in exchange for $15 per person, each of them taking a handmade bowl home to keep as a symbol of the profound impact that a single effort can make to end food insecurity in our community and across the globe.

The Empty Bowls project raised a total of $2167, including nearly $600 collected from the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ Sisters during a province-wide meeting at The Center at Donaldson in early March. The money raised at The Center at Donaldson will be donated to The Food Bank of Northern Indiana, specifically for Marshall and Starke Counties.

Even before the next Empty Bowls Project and Soup Supper at MoonTree Studios and The Center at Donaldson there are ways that you can help, like volunteering at a FBNI event or in a community food pantry. You can give food, or you can give money. Contact FBNI at (800) 879-7040 or www.feedindiana.org.