Annual Empty Bowls Soup Supper set for Thursday night at UTM
Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 12:11 pm
The Messenger 11.16.11For the past eight years, the Interfaith Student Center at the University of Tennessee at Martin has partnered with local potter David McBeth to reach out to the Martin community and raise money for We Care food pantry.
Their ninth annual Empty Bowls Soup Supper fundraiser will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Interfaith Student Center on Lovelace Avenue in Martin.
Community members are encouraged to participate in the festivities by bringing a pot of soup to share. For a $10 donation, visitors can enjoy an all-you-can-eat soup supper and take home one of McBeth’s handcrafted bowls. A $5 donation is requested for those who only wish to eat, but UT Martin students can eat for free.
All donations will help feed the hungry in Weakley County.
In the last three years, the Empty Bowls Soup Supper has raised over $7,000 for the WE Care food pantry and 2010 saw a record number of participants.
McBeth, a professor in the UT Martin Department of Visual and Theatre Arts, donates his time and the cost of materials to make bowls for the supper each year. UT Martin students also help with meal preparations, serving and clean-up, as well as making some of the bowls.
For more information, contact Jolinne Balentine-Downey, director of the Interfaith Student Center, at (731) 587-2603.