‘225 Dine:’ Give back at Empty Bowls

    Combining art, community, philanthropy and a good meal, Empty Bowls Baton Rouge is returning tomorrow for its fifth year, 225 reports.

    Empty Bowls is an international project that began 20 years ago in Michigan to help feed the world’s hungry and raise awareness of hunger-related issues.

    Baton Rouge’s Empty Bowls event is held by the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, and all proceeds go toward helping those in the area struggling with food instability. Local artists and volunteer groups donate original painted and sculpted bowls for guests to pick out and enjoy during a simple meal. Participants take home the bowls as a reminder of empty bowls all over the world.

    More than 500 sculpted bowls have been donated for this weekend from schools, artists and organizations and businesses around the city.  The event will be at the Goodwood Library from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and tickets can be purchased tickets online.   

    Read the full story about Empty Bowls from 225 Dine, and be sure to subscribe to the free 225 Dine e-newsletter to keep up with food and events in Baton Rouge.

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