Now in its 23rd year, Prescott Empty Bowls is going virtual, due to the pandemic. The theme comes from the popular folktale, Stone Soup. The idea is that when everyone shares, there is plenty of food to go around — the perfect metaphor for the mission of Empty Bowls. Chef Peter Padilla created a peasant-style “Stone Soup” and Greg and the Gringos wrote a song on the theme.
Instead of getting soup on the Courthouse Square, participants can purchase locally-crafted ceramic, glass and wood bowls on-line for $15.00 with drive-through pick-up on Sunday September 13th, served with a stone and the recipe.
Added this year is an educational component via ZOOM. Register on-line for the Food Justice Panel Tuesday, September 8th, 6:00 pm. Local and national food justice advocates will discuss food insecurity and local, sustainable food systems.
Bidding is open for the on-line Art Auction, with items from local artists. Additionally, you can make a donation, or purchase an opportunity to have your name entered on our “Potters Wheel.” The proceeds will be split 50/50 with the winner, with subsequent spins for gift certificates to a variety of restaurants in our area.
All this happens at the website https://prescott-empty-bowls.square.site/.
Proceeds, which last year came to $17,000, go to five local food banks. The event is co-sponsored by Granite Peak Unitarian Universalis Congegation and Prescott Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
May your bowl always be full.
This article was contributed by Prescott Empty Bowls. Follow their event page on Facebook.