Lillstreet Art Center is happy to be hosting Empty Bowls again this year on March 25th, 2011.With the generous support of community members like you over $18,000 was raised to fight hunger through this event last year.
The premise for Empty Bowls is simple: Potters, educators and other craftspeople create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a communal meal of soup and bread. In exchange for $25 donation, guests are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. In addition to the meal, a silent action will be held. All funds raised are donated to First Slice, a 501 (c) 3 tax exempt organization working to end hunger and food insecurity in Chicago.
First Slice recently partnered with the Night Ministry to open a new winter youth shelter, the Crib, located at 835 W. Addison. Through this initiative First Slice provides hot breakfast, bagged lunch, and hot dinners Monday through Friday to over 800 youth per week.
The largest hunger-relief organization in the United States, , reports that the nation’s food banks could soon be overwhelmed by demand. Statistics show that 1 out of 8 Americans struggle with food insecurity every day. Millions of people have lost their jobs during the recession and the number of food stamp recipients has increased dramatically. Your help is needed now more than ever.
Please consider supporting this grassroots hunger fighting event through donating bowls through March 24. There is a designated cart for bowl donations in the hallway between hand B and the Metals classrooms in the Ceramics department.
Items for the silent auction are also welcome by March 18th. Please direct silent auction items or questions to:
Lillstreet Studio Artist