Would you like to learn how to turn a beautiful wooden bowl, but don’t have access to a lathe or the skills to do so? Would you also like to help feed some underprivileged people while you learn?
The Empty Bowls project in Florida is the local chapter of an international effort for craftspeople to build decorative bowls, which are then auctioned off. The proceeds are donated to local food pantries for the purpose of keeping the shelves stocked.
The Florida chapter holds bi-annual fundraising events at a local restaurant where participants turn bowls in the parking lot, and then enjoy a simple meal of soup and bread. This reminds participants about why they are taking part in this worthwhile effort.