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January 26, 2014

‘Empty Bowls’ project needs creative help

Quota effort is raising awareness, funds to fight hunger

An estimated one in eight people around the world suffered from chronic undernourishment between 2010 and 2012, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.

With the matter of world hunger in mind, the women of Quota International of Beckley launched the “Empty Bowls” project last fall in order to raise awareness of the hunger issue on a local level.

Anyone wishing to participate in the “Empty Bowl” project can make a bowl at the Youth Museum free of charge, which will in turn serve as a souvenir for the “Empty Bowls” Soup Dinner, the project’s primary fundraising event slated for March 22.

More than 250 bowls have been made by community members since the project’s launch in October; however, in order to reach the goal of 500, Quotarian and club vice president Angela Crook said that more bowls still are needed to be made.

“It’s something that we can’t do on our own,” Crook said. “We would be very appreciative of anyone that’s willing to help.”

Crook said Quota International of Beckley wanted to introduce the “Empty Bowl” project in Beckley after seeing the project’s success in other areas.

“It’s a fundraiser that calls for the public’s involvement to help raise awareness,” Crook explained. “While it’s a small-scale effort, it’s something that will have large-scale effects.”

Art classes at Shady Spring Elementary, Shady Spring and Woodrow Wilson high schools and Concord University have volunteered their bowl-making efforts for the project, as well as several area youth groups, church groups and various organizations.

To schedule a bowl-making session, contact Quotarian Rebecca Beckett at 304-634-8367.

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Bowls will be distributed as symbolic keepsakes at the March 22 “Empty Bowls” Soup Dinner, which will benefit local shelters and food banks, including The Carpenter’s Corner, The Salvation Army and Fishes and Loaves.

With the purchase of a $15 ticket, patrons will receive a handmade bowl, a bowl of soup, bread, dessert and refreshments. Tickets will be available at City Slickers Hair and Body Spa and Kmart Pharmacy beginning in February.

— E-mail: bunderwood@register-herald.com

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