Want to buy a handsome, Maine-made bowl and support the MOFGA-El Salvador Sistering Committee’s work – all for just $15 ($35 maximum for families)?
Come to the committee's 15th annual Empty Bowl Supper on Saturday, April 30, at 6 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Miller St. in Belfast.
|MOFGA needs handmade bowls for this event. Anyone wishing to donate bowls for the Empty Bowl Supper should contact Jean English at email@example.com.
Each year MOFGA's El Salvador Sistering Committee, thanks to the generosity of the Unitarian Universalist Church, serves this supper to raise funds for the El Salvador Committee’s work. Those funds have helped bring Salvadorans to Maine to tour farms, meet with community organizers and agricultural officials, and participate in the Common Ground Country Fair; helped fund events relating to the Central American Free Trade Agreement for our sistering organizations in El Salvador; and helped with work to prevent mining companies from destroying our Salvadoran sisters' mountains, water supplies, communities and agricultural lands.
Empty Bowl Suppers started in Michigan in 1990, when a high school art teacher helped his students raise funds to support a food drive. A class project to make ceramic bowls for a fundraising meal evolved. Guests were served a simple meal of soup and bread, and were invited to keep the bowl as a reminder of hunger in the world. Subsequently, Empty Bowls developed into a project to support food banks, soup kitchens and other organizations that fight hunger. The Imagine/RENDER Group, a 501(c)3 organization, promotes the project, and Empty Bowl events raise millions of dollars worldwide to help combat hunger.
Please join us for delicious soups, breads and desserts and to socialize. Enjoy live music and take home a beautiful bowl, handcrafted and donated by a Maine potter. For more information, please call MOFGA or check www.mofga.org. Tickets will be available at the door.
Seeking Bowl Donations
MOFGA's El Salvador Sistering Committee is seeking bowls made by Maine potters for its Empty Bowl Supper. Seconds are fine! Anyone who would like to donate bowls may contact Jean English, firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave bowls at the MOFGA office. Thanks!