Make a Bowl & Fill a Bowl to Help Support the Chattanooga Area Food Bank

CHATTANOOGA, TNGreenlife Grocery is excited to announce that they will be hosting an EMPTY BOWLS fund-raising event to benefit the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. There will be two separate opportunities for the public to support this great cause.

On Saturday, October 17th from 11:00am to 1:00pm local potter, Lolly Durant, will be setup on the patio outside of Greenlife Grocery to help the public make the 300 bowls needed for the event. Talle Johnson and Marian Heintz, also local potters, will be giving the public a demo on the potters wheel. LifeWorks Foundation of Nashville has provided a grant to purchase the clay. This event is free, and everyone is invited to come out and make a bowl.

There will be a soup and cornbread dinner from 4:30 to 6:30pm on Friday, December 4th upstairs at Greenlife Grocery. For $25 each, diners will receive one of the handcrafted bowls, soup and cornbread. All of the proceeds go to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank to help feed the hungry in our area.

Empty Bowls, a national fundraiser aimed at fighting hunger, was started in 1990 by a Michigan high school art teacher. A class project with the students producing ceramic bowls evolved, and people were invited to purchase them to benefit local food banks.

By the following year, the originators had developed the concept into EMPTY BOWLS, a project to provide support for food banks, soup kitchens and other organizations that fight hunger. Since then, EMPTY BOWLS events have been held throughout the world, and millions of dollars have been raised to combat hunger. For more information on the originators of the event, go to:

All food and bowls left over from Empty Bowls will be donated to The Chattanooga Area Food Bank.


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