Monday, February 3, 2014

Empty Bowls fundraiser Culminating in Supper

First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church in Bridgewater is making great use of their generous grant from the Bridgewater Cultural Council by conducting an "Empty Bowls" fundraiser that will benefit the food pantries of the Town of Bridgewater and the Messiah Baptist Church in Brockton.
From the Empty Bowls website: "Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. The basic premise is simple: craftspeople, educators, and others work with the community to create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. In exchange for a cash donation, guests are invited to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The money raised is donated to an organization working to end hunger and food insecurity".
Local businesses and schools have gotten behind this worthy project. Bridgewater Art and Framing has donating kiln time, and provided all the paint and glaze for the project at a discount. Beaver Brook Farm in East Bridgewater, Bridgewater-Raynham Public Schools, and East Bridgewater Public Schools have all donated kiln time.
The public is invited to join together for a meal of soup and bread on Saturday, February 15th (snow date the 16th) from 5 to 7 PM at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 50 School Street, Bridgewater. For a donation of $10, people will not only receive a meal, but also will be able to bring home a handpainted bowl of their choice, a useful keepsake and reminder of the good work of Empty Bowls, wherein funds were raised to address and prevent hunger in Bridgewater and Brockton.

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