Empty Bowls 2013
I'm so excited for the annual Empty Bowl next Tuesday, April 14.  I will be there  to serve delicious soup to benefit Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank!  It actually started months ago when adults and children in our community started putting time and talent into making the bowls. It's the 22nd year that they have held the well attended event and everyone is looking forward to it.  It actually starts the night before on Monday, April 13 from 5-7p with the Sea of Bowls "pre-sale" at the Depot, 506 West Michigan Street, Duluth. By attending, you can choose a fine-art bowl at a gallery-style showing, complete with wine and cheese reception. The event is FREE. Bowls range in price from $25—$100.

Then, on Tuesday Empty Bowl is open from 10a-6:30 p.m.  Bowls are $20.  You do not need to purchase a bowl to have a simple meal of soup. It is actually modeled after a soup kitchen in which the community receives a meal, together. Everyone is welcome.

Soup isn’t typically served in the bowl you purchase. Truly, the bowls have been handled by multiple people, but if you would like to wash your bowl and use it, great – if not a compostable bowl will be provided for your soup. Empty Bowl is a “green” event – all flatware, bowls, etc. are made for recycling and items like butter, sugar packets, and creamer are acquired in bulk so they produce less waste.

In it's first year, Empty Bowl raised enough money for Second Harvest to distribute enough food for 30,000 meals.  Now,  thanks to Shaye Morris, her staff and their hard work and dedication to the our Community, Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank, provides food for more than 4.2 million meals annually to people in need throughout northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin.

Consider attending to get a great meal and help feed people right here in the Northland!