Empty Bowls

Empty Bowls

by: Troy Bond, General Manager

The Oneota Community Food Co-op is once again supporting the Empty Bowls Project to benefit hunger awareness programs both locally and globally. The lunch event is held at Center for the Arts at Luther College Sunday, April 5 from 11 to 2.

The lunch is a simple one–soup and bread. What makes the Empty Bowls program unique are the area potters who have created 1,250 ceramic bowls in which to serve the soup. For a suggested minimum donation of $20 you can choose your bowl and your soup and then take the bowl home at the end of the meal as a reminder of the over 900 million people in the world who go hungry. The proceeds support local and global programs to feed hungry people.

Jo Iverson of Waving Grains Bakery is one of many bakers making a generous donation of bread for the event. Jo is also one of the project’s organizers. The Oneota Co-op will donate four gallons of our handmade soup along with other local restaurants, businesses and individuals.

“We’re grateful the Oneota Co-op is asked to take part in this program,” Chef Ruth Hampton said. “It’s a great cause to bring awareness to the issue of hunger both locally and globally. And it raises the issue of sustainable agriculture, which is central to our mission at the Co-op.”