Empty Bowls meals begin Nov. 15 | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | November 13, 2016 5:00 pm
Last Updated: November 9, 2016 at 1:36 pm
On Tuesday Nov. 15 and Thursday Nov. 17, St Anthony’s Catholic Church’s Trinity Hall, 925 S. Jefferies Boulevard, will again host Lowcountry Empty Bowls’ annual soup lunch/suppers to raise funds for local food banks.
A soup lunch will be served from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday. The suppers on both days will be served from 5:30-7 p.m. Tickets for each event are $10 and are available at the Colleton County Museum, The Colleton Center, The Old Bank Christmas Shop and Bakery, and at the door at the events.
Ticket include a hand-made pottery bowl and the opportunity to enjoy an array of home-made soups. All proceeds from the event are donated to the church food banks located in Colleton County.
Empty Bowls is an international hunger relief organization that began in 1990 in Michigan. In Colleton County, potters (mostly amateurs) meet weekly all year in the Roger Burris Studio at The Colleton Center to make the bowls for the annual soup events. All the bowls and the materials to make and glaze them are donated by the participants. The Colleton Center has supported Lowcountry Empty Bowls since its inception.
The soups and desserts are prepared and served by volunteer cooks from local churches, schools and fraternal organizations.
Participants can choose a bowl and a soup to go, win a door prize and participate in a silent auction.