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Empty Bowls Celebrates 5 Years of Supporting Luzerne County Food Banks At Wilkes University Oct. 23

Handmade bowls bring people together to help fight hunger in the fifth annual Empty Bowls event. It will be held at Wilkes University from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 23 in the ballroom of the Henry Student Center, 84 W. South St. in Wilkes-Barre.   The event is sponsored by Wilkes, King’s College, Wyoming Seminary and Luzerne County Community College. 

Attendees who donate $15 will receive a handmade bowl with a serving of soup, bread and a drink, and for just $5, children under the age of 12 will receive a serving of soup, bread and a drink.

Empty Bowls began as an international grassroots effort where potters and other craftspeople create handcrafted bowls to serve as a reminder of all of the empty bowls in the world. Empty Bowls was founded locally in 2012 by local potter and Wilkes University instructor Jean Adams. Since then, the event has raised more than $41,000 for food banks in Luzerne County. 

To register for the event, visit www.wilkes.edu/empty bowls. Bowls and tickets can be purchased at the event or prior to at Marquis Art & Frame at 122 South Main Street, Wilkes-Barre and at Earth & Wears at 68 Main Street, Dallas. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.wilkes.edu/emptybowls.

For more information, call 570-408-4134.