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Empty Bowls: Crescenta Valley

eventIt is finally Fall and that means it’s time for another Empty Bowls at Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church located at 2700 Montrose Ave., in Montrose. It will be from 4:30-8 PM on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

Empty Bowls has become a popular event in the community and over the last six years has raised over $35,000 for hunger relief.

Preparations began early in the summer when potters and friends and members of CVUMC began making and glazing hundreds of beautiful ceramic bowls at Creative Arts Group in Sierra Madre.

Mike Flower, Ceramics teacher at CV High, has been guiding his students to make bowls for us again this year. Several local restaurants have agreed to donate gallons of soup to fill those bowls. Your $15 donation will allow you to choose the bowl that is right for you and to fill it with the soup of your choice.

EmptyBowlPoster14The proceeds will go to support organizations that are working to relieve hunger.

We also want to support just and green farming efforts and so there will be some Fair Trade, Organic Coffee, Chocolate, and Palestinian Olive Oil available for purchase.

And to top it off, live music led by CVUMC’s Director of Music, Barb Catlin, will fill the hall.

This is a fine way to be with your neighbors.  When you leave, you bring your Empty Bowl home with you to remind you of the hunger that many of our neighbors face daily.

But if your cupboard is too full of bowls from past years, feel free to bring some back and we’ll find a good home for them.

Submitted by: Cal-Pac Hunger Task Force