In a joint initiative, Champlain College Lennoxville and Bishop’s University are gearing up for the Tenth Empty Bowls/Bols du Partage project. The event is set to take place at 37 Moulton Hill, Sherbrooke, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 4.
The Empty Bowls project, which traces its roots back to the 90s, has become a global phenomenon, with pottery communities worldwide embracing its noble mission to combat local hunger, states a press release. Over the past decade, the Lennoxville community has successfully raised $80,000 through this initiative.
The 2023 edition of the project showcases bowls meticulously crafted and adorned by Lucy Doheny and Kathryne Owen, with additional contributions from community members. With all materials and firing processes generously donated, each bowl carries a price tag of $25. In the spirit of community welfare, every single penny collected from the sales will be channeled towards supporting local food banks. Beneficiaries include Moisson Estrie, the LDWC, Cornerstone Food Bank, LES Breakfast Program, and the Bishop’s / Champlain Food Voucher Program.
In a symbolic gesture to drive home the message of the initiative, no soup will be served at the event, ensuring the bowls remain “empty”.
The organizers extend a warm invitation to all. Drop by to pick up a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted bowl and play your part in supporting this worthy cause.