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Amelia Islander

Empty Bowls Benefits Barnabas Center

Oct 06, 2014 05:58AM
Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. The basic premise is simple: potters and craftspeople, educators, and others work with the community to create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. In exchange for a cash donation, guests are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The money raised is donated to an organization working to end hunger and food insecurity.

Here on Amelia Island, the Barnabas Center is holding its own Empty Bowls event on November 7 at noon, at the Atlantic Recreation Center. A luncheon will be served and guests are asked to come early to pick out their bowls that they will take home with them as a memento. Soup for the meal is provided by the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, and Great Harvest is providing the bread. Handmade bowls are being donated by many local organizations and artists. The event is being sponsored by Florida Blue, Baptist Medical Nassau, and the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door, and can be purchased by calling (904) 261-7000, ext. 106. For more information visit