Empty Bowls Fundraiser

The Grace Presbyterian Church is hosting the 12th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser on Friday, March 6, 2020!  This sounds like a wonderful event that has great meaning and impact to our area.  Here are the details from a press release that was sent to us from the Grace Presbyterian Church.

Grace Presbyterian Church Hosts 12th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser

“EAT THE SOUP.  KEEP THE BOWL. REMEMBER THE HUNGRY.”

(FEB. 2020, TUSCALOOSA) – Grace Presbyterian Church will host its 12th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser, a program designed to raise awareness about hunger in our community, on Friday, March 6, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 113 Hargrove Road, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401. Tickets are available at the door.

For a suggested donation of $14.00, attendees can select a hand-crafted bowl created by local artisans, and will receive a meal of soup, bread, and water.  The “meager meal” is intended to remind participants that food security eludes many of our West Alabama neighbors; the empty bowl shows that many go to bed hungry. New this year is a raffle of four statement piece ceramic bowls made by Fire Horse Pottery, Doris Blum, Anne Franklin Lamar, and Carol Lammon. Raffle tickets are $1.00 each or 12 tickets for $10.00 and can be purchased at the door.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from the event supports Grace Presbyterian Church’s Fishes and Loaves Food Pantry. The Food Pantry distributes food that is purchased from the West Alabama Food Bank and every $14 raised via Empty Bowls translates to approximately 78 pounds of purchased food. On average this important outreach program distributes more than 3 tons of food to 730 people every month.

Local businesses will be donating soups and bread for the lunch. Special thanks to the generous donation of hand-crafted bowls from Prof. Wade MacDonald and the ceramics students of The University of Alabama’s Department of Art and Art History.

For more information about Grace Presbyterian and the Empty Bowls event, call (205) 758-1193 or visit www.gracetuscaloosa.org.

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