Empty Bowl Project

Posted on April 22, 2013 by admin

This is a great organization that I am proud to be a part of, take a look and I hope you join us at this annual event!

Empty Bowl Project is a grass roots effort to fight hunger. Local artists make bowls and sell donated soup from neighborhood restaurants to support a designated local food service organization.

Fighting hunger in our community.
In 2009, Hawaii Potters’ Guild brought the Empty Bowl Project to Hawaii.

Empty Bowl Project is an international grass roots effort to fight hunger started in Michigan in the 1990’s. Local artist groups make bowls and solicit donated soup and bread from neighborhood restaurants to support a designated local food service organization.

For a small contribution, you can enjoy a simple meal of soup and bread, and take home a handmade bowl as a reminder there are always Empty Bowls in the world.

Empty Bowl Hawaii Set for April 26, 2013 at Ala Moana Center
5,000 Bowls Ready to Go

Honolulu, HI (March 7, 2013)—The Third Annual Empty Bowl Hawaii is set for Friday, April 26, 2013, 6-8 p.m. Previously held on cordoned-off Pauahi Street in Chinatown, this year’s event will be held at Ala Moana Center, Makai Parking Deck (corner of Ala Moana Boulevard and Piikoi Street). Empty Bowl Hawaii is presented by the Hawaii Potters’ Guild and is a benefit for Hawai’i Meals on Wheels.

The Hawaii Potters’ Guild, along with artisans from Ala Wai Arts and Craft, Hickam Air Force Base, Honolulu Museum of Art at Linekona, Iolani Potters, Leeward Community College, Makua Alii Potters, Schofield Barracks Arts and Crafts, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Windward Community College, and high schools students from Iolani School Kalani High School, Kamehameha Schools, La Pietra School for Girls, Mid-Pacific Institute, Punahou School and Sacred Hearts Academy have created over 5,000 one-of-a-kind ceramic bowls for the event.

The ceramic bowls will be sold along with a serving of soup donated by local chefs from 21 popular restaurants, including: Big City Diner, Café Kaila, Café Laufer, Great Life Cuisine, Hula Grill, JJ Bistro & French Pastry, Le Bistro, Mariposa at Neiman Marcus, Murphy’s Bar & Grill, Roy’s Restaurants, Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar, Side Street Inn, Stage Restaurant, Tango, The Pineapple Room, 3660 on the Rise, Tiki’s Grill & Bar, Town, 12th Avenue Grill, Whole Foods Kahala and Whole Foods Kailua.

Advance reservation sponsorships and group sales (10 or more) are available through March 15, with forms available atemptybowlhawaii.org. Sponsor and group ticket holders can enter the event before general admission ticket holders at 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., respectively.

General admission tickets ($20) will go on sale at emptybowlhawaii.Eventbrite.com starting March 16, and will be available at the event for $25.

The Empty Bowl Project started in Michigan in the 1990s and has grown in the United States and internationally with at least a dozen countries working to fight hunger.

Founded in 1967, Hawaii Potters’ Guild is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to sharing the “clay experience.” For more information about the Guild visit hawaiipottersguild.org.

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