Empty Bowl Project

Everybody seemed to have a lot of fun the other night at The Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s "bowl-a-thon" in Grand Forks.  Although, those of us with no known artistic ability were sweating it out more than others. 

As part of the national fundraising campaign geared to fighting hunger called The Empty Bowl Project, some of us were invited to paint small, white ceramic bowls however we wanted.  Being artistically-challenged, it’s harder than it sounds.  At least it was for me.  Some of the youngest bowl painters that evening were the best.  Earlier, a couple hundred bowls were painted by area high school students.  Mine is no great shakes, I promise you.  Nevertheless, it and some others will be part of an auction next month. 

As I understand it, you can bid on the bowl you like best at next month’s Empty Bowl Event.  Or you can buy one filled with soup for ten bucks.  You take the bowl home with you as a reminder that there are always empty bowls in the world.  The proceeds will be used to fight hunger.  In this case, they will be used locally.


Everyone is invited to The First Annual Empty Bowl Event is scheduled for Monday, November 14, at St. Michaels Church basement in Grand Forks from 11 AM until 7 PM.