Running on Empty

Want to see a magic trick?

Peer inside this tiny bowl. Looks empty, right?

Dew Abides, food insecurity, empty bowl

Abracadabra! Feedicus maximus!

Voilà! It just fed sixty people.

(Well, technically, sixty-one. Urp.)

Today our fair city’s Parks and Recreation teamed up with local potters to host the 17th annual Empty Bowl luncheon. Ten bucks got you in the door, where the search began for a striking, one-of-a-kind dish — into which went ladle after ladle of soup, crusty bread and banana pudding.

The sale of each bowl funds sixty meals through the Kids Cafe program at Feeding the Valley, and last year’s event supplied 90,000 meals to area children.

Faithful readers know that food insecurity is of great concern to The Dew, so we want to say a heartfelt thank-you to everyone involved, whose hard work will directly impact hundreds of lives.

Nothing like this in your town? Then contact the nearest Parks and Recreation office or artists guild to find out how to get the ball rolling. It’s up to each of us to make sure no one in our community goes hungry, and what better way to take a stand than sitting at the dinner table with friends, grateful for the nourishment that only good food and art can provide.

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