Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Empty Bowls soup event kicks off at Café Rosetta June 8

CALUMET -- Join the Calumet Art Center and BHK Great Explorations at the Café Rosetta for the initial Empty Bowls event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, June 8.

These bowls, donated to the Art Center by artists, were painted by children in the BHK Great Explorations program. (Keweenaw Now file photo)

For a $10 donation select a bowl made by local potters and enjoy a meal of soup and bread. 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to local organizations fighting hunger in our communities: CLK Food Pantry, St. Vincent DePaul (Hancock and L’Anse) and Community Action Food Pantry.

The Empty Bowls Project, an international effort to fight hunger, is a community based fundraiser designed to create awareness of food insecurity and to generate income for local food pantries.

Since April, groups and individuals -- including children accompanied by an adult -- have been coming to the Calumet Art Center to decorate the bowls. Beginning with this first event at Café Rosetta, restaurants and cafés will be invited to serve soup to customers who donate $10 for one of the decorated bowls. The café/restaurant will serve the soup in one of their own bowls and the customer will take home the decorated bowl.

See our April 30, 2012, article, "Empty Bowls Project to fight hunger kicks off at Calumet Art Center" and visit for details on the project.

Café Rosetta is at 104 Fifth Street in Calumet, across from the Ed Gray Gallery.

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