The Empty Bowls Project is part of a grassroots artists' movement to end hunger in local communities throughout the U.S.
In Bay Ridge, local potters, craftspeople and artists have collaborated to create dozens of unique, handcrafted ceramic bowls. Bowls have also been donated by the La Mano Pottery Studio in Manhattan.
These one-of-a-kind handcrafted bowls will be on sale for $25 each at the Empty Bowls event on May 3. All proceeds from the sale of the bowls will go to support the Community Food Pantry at Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church, which Bay Ridge and Sunset Park.
In addition to the sale, there will be childrens' activities and refreshments, music from the the Children’s Chorus of Bay Ridge, directed by Rita Pihra-Majurinen, and Irish music from local musicians Valerie Gates and friends.
The Empty Bowls model has now been reproduced internationally, raising millions of dollars for community food programs.
In addition to bringing the community together to help the hungry, the project educates the community about the causes of food insecurity.
For more information email Emptybowlsbr@gmail.com / call organizer Ed Huml at 718.781.5651 or call organizer Danielle Bullock at 347.495.1472.