Wenatchee Empty Bowls Empty Bowls is a grassroots effort to fight hunger growing across the nation and world. The idea is that potters, artists, and community members work together to create handcrafted or handpainted bowls, which are then sold or auctioned off at a simple soup and bread dinner for the community. The funds raised go to benefit an organziation that feeds people in need, and the guests each take home their bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world.
It's an idea that combines compassion with creativity, public awareness with community building. In our own backyard, Leavenworth has been hosting an Empty Bowls festival for its residents for over 16 years, and because of their overwhelming support, they suggested that we start one here in Wenatchee. This year will be our second Wenatchee Empty Bowls event.
Here's how ours works: Come to one of our community paintings, buy a ceramic bowl and paint it for $15. Your $15 includes the finished bowl and the soup supper, so after your bowl is fired come pick it up and join us at the Empty Bowls dinner! The proceeds go to the Wenatchee Food Distribution Center, which delivers food to 13 area food banks in Chelan and Douglas Counties.
Keep watch for information about the upcoming 2014 Wenatchee Empty Bowls!