Monday, August 06, 2012

Kangas Café in Hancock to host Empty Bowls Project Aug. 7

Empty bowls made by local potters and painted by volunteers, young and old, at the Calumet Art Center are part of a project to fight hunger by raising funds for local food pantries. (Photo courtesy Calumet Art Center)

HANCOCK -- Kangas Café and Catering in the Jutila Center in Hancock will be the scene of another event to sponsor the Empty Bowls Project, initiated by the Calumet Art Center and BHK Great Explorations. The Café will serve soup from 11 a.m. to 5 pm. on Tuesday, Aug. 7, and offer visitors an opportunity to purchase a hand-painted bowl.

Select a bowl made by local potters and enjoy a meal of soup and bread for a $10 donation. 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. Local restaurants and cafés have been invited to serve soup to customers who donate $10 for one of the decorated bowls. The café/restaurant serves the soup in one of their own bowls and the customer takes home the decorated bowl.

Kangas Café and Catering is located in Suite 313 of the Jutila Center for Global Design and Business, 200 Michigan St., Hancock. It is the third café/restaurant to participate in the project. The Café Rosetta and the Michigan House, both in Calumet, have also sponsored empty bowls events.

Editor's Note: 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.

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