|Mary Trotochaud of Everyday Pottery in Belmont donated these bowls for the 2016 MOFGA-El Salvador Sistering Committee's Empty Bowl Supper in Belfast.
Beautiful Bowls, Savory Soup, Friends
MOFGA-El Salvador Sistering Committee Empty Bowl Supper
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)? Come to the committee's annual Empty Bowl Supper on Saturday, April 28, at 6 p.m. in Belfast.
Each year MOFGA's El Salvador Sistering Committee holds this fundraiser, thanks to the 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.
Please join us for delicious soups, breads and desserts and to socialize. Take home a beautiful bowl, handcrafted and donated by a Maine potter. Tickets will be available at the door.
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.