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Friday March 21st, 2014

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The Walkerville Artist Co-Op is coming together to support local food banks through a project called Empty Bowls.

This Saturday from 11am to 2pm, the co-op will open its doors and sell gourmet soup in handcrafted bowls, and all proceeds will go to support local food banks.

“Enjoy fresh bread and gourmet soup served in a handcrafted bowl,” says event coordinator Dayna Wagner. “Eat the soup, keep the bowl. All proceeds support local area food banks. It’s a chance for artists to give back to the community while giving the public a piece of their talents.”

The Empty Bowls Project is an international effort that began to help fight hunger. The idea behind the event is local potters and other craftspeople work together with the community to create the handcrafted bowls. When the event is hosted, attendees come for soup and bread and keep the bowl as a reminder of all the bowls that are empty around the world. They are asked of a donation that goes directly to fight the hunger needs in the area it is hosted.

“The efforts of the Walkerville Artist Co-Op are to raise awareness while supporting our local food banks,” says Wagner. “We want to give back to the community. Realizing the number of people in the area that use food banks opens your eyes and really hits home.”

The Walkerville Artist Co-Op is located at 1974 Wyandotte Street in the Walkerville District.

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