International Cuisine Class at SKYCTC to Participate in “Empty Bowls” fundraising event.

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The International Cuisine Class at Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) is excited to take part in the second annual Empty Bowls fundraising event in Bowling Green on February 26, 2014. Empty Bowls works with artists and members of the community to help raise funds and awareness to end hunger in our communities.

Once again, for the upcoming event, the sponsors are asking area potters (professionals, amateurs, and students) to make bowls throughout the upcoming months to donate to our event. Last year, through the hard work of volunteers, 240 hand crafted bowls were created, and they are hoping, that with the involvement of both student and adult volunteers to have even more beautiful bowls for guests to choose from on the night of the big event.

On the night of the big event, the public will once more be invited to attend the Empty Bowls benefit dinner. It doesn't matter if you made a bowl or not. Everyone is invited. Food for the dinner will be provided by area restaurants, as well as local individuals.

Last year a variety of foods were provided by restaurants such as Mariah's, The Bistro, Rafferty's, Verdi's, JD Bakery and Cafe, McKenzye's Eatery and Bakery, as well as the International Cuisine class at the Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College. On the night of the event each person attending will be asked to make a minimum donation of $10. Each guest may then select a bowl from the many beautiful bowls created by our area artists. They are then served a simple meal of soup and bread, along with a beverage. After the meal, each person gets to take the bowl home with them. It makes a beautiful addition to their home, and also serves as a reminder that there are many empty bowls in our community that go unfilled each day.

Last year many high school students in the area worked to make bowls to donate to our event. This year, to show appreciation for the work of all the young people who are involved, the sponsors are setting up a special award, with the winner to be announced on the evening of the event.

All funds from the event are donated to area charities which focus on providing food to those who are hungry. All money raised in the upcoming event is going to be distributed equally between the Manna Mart at HOTEL INC and the Life Care Ministry run by the University Church of Christ.

Working together, through simple acts of kindness, we can make a tremendous difference in the lives of all those around us.