Volunteers, restaurants and area artists are generously giving to Harmony’s upcoming Empty Bowls soup and bread dinner on Sunday, November 13. The event will take place at the Harmony Community Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Enjoy a simple meal of soup and bread, and choose a one-of-a-kind bowl created by local potters and artisans. Diners choose a bowl for the meal, which they then take home afterwards.
There will be multiple options for soups and bread, and diners can sample as many as they wish. Restaurants from Harmony and from communities throughout Fillmore County will be donating soups. The bread, likewise, is being donated by bakeries and restaurants from around the region.
Each bowl was created by an artist and graciously donated to support the efforts to fill the local food shelf. Many styles and colors will be available for participants to select from.
In 2021, nationwide, 34 million people experienced food insecurity, which means during some point in the year, they found it difficult to provide enough food for all household members. Food insecurity, due to lack of resources, can be temporary or prolonged. During 2021, 53 million people also turned to food banks and community programs for help putting food on their tables.
Realizing the need for food banks to combat food insecurity, organizers of the Empty Bowls event will be donating proceeds from the November 13 fundraiser to the Fillmore County Food Shelf in Preston. Following the 2019 event, over $4,700 was donated to Semcac in support of the Preston and Rushford food shelves.
This event is held in cooperation with the Harmony Lions, SHIP and community volunteers.