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MOFGA Events

MOFGA Events

Throughout the year, MOFGA hosts hundreds of meetings, workshops, conferences, dinners and festive gatherings. Many take place at our Common Ground Education Center in Unity, Maine. And many more happen at farms, businesses and other venues throughout the state. For events offered by other organizations, see our Calendar page. Interested in giving a workshop for MOFGA? Please complete this form. If you are interested in receiving a scholarship for a MOFGA event click here.

MOFGA's El Salvador Committee Empty Bowl Supper

Mary Trotochaud of Everyday Pottery in Belmont donated these bowls for the MOFGA-El Salvador Sistering Committee's Empty Bowl Supper in 2016.

Mary Trotochaud of Everyday Pottery in Belmont donated these bowls for the MOFGA-El Salvador Sistering Committee's Empty Bowl Supper in 2016.

Beautiful Bowls, Savory Soup, Art, Music and Friends

With music by Happytown

Saturday, April 27, 2019
6 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church in Belfast

Want to buy a handsome, Maine-made bowl and support the MOFGA-El Salvador Sistering Committee's work – all for just $15 ($35 maximum for families)?

Each year MOFGA's El Salvador Sistering Committee holds this fundraiser, thanks to the generosity of the Unitarian Universalist Church and many Maine potters who donate their beautiful bowls. Several have donated since our first event.

The supper raises funds for the El Salvador Committee's work. Those funds have helped bring Salvadorans to Maine to tour farms, meet with community organizers and agricultural officials, and participate in the Common Ground Country Fair; helped fund events relating to the Central American Free Trade Agreement for our sistering organizations in El Salvador; and helped with work to prevent mining companies from destroying our Salvadoran sisters' mountains, water supplies, communities and agricultural lands.

Empty Bowl Suppers started in Michigan in 1990, when a high school art teacher helped his students raise funds to support a food drive. A class project to make ceramic bowls for a fundraising meal evolved. Guests were served a simple meal of soup and bread, and were invited to keep the bowl as a reminder of hunger in the world. Subsequently, Empty Bowls developed into a project to support food banks, soup kitchens and other organizations that fight hunger. The Imagine/RENDER Group, a 501(c)3 organization, promotes the project, and Empty Bowl events raise millions of dollars worldwide to help combat hunger.

Please join us for delicious soups, breads, desserts and to socialize. Enjoy live music by Happytown from Orland, Maine, and take home a beautiful bowl, handcrafted and donated by a Maine potter. For more information, please call MOFGA or check this web page. Tickets will be available at the door.

Seeking Bowl Donations

MOFGA's El Salvador Sistering Committee is seeking bowls made by Maine potters for its Empty Bowl Supper. Seconds are fine! Anyone who would like to donate bowls may contact Jean English, jenglish@tidewater.net, or leave bowls at the MOFGA office. Thanks!

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