The 19th Annual Empty Bowls

(Defiance, OH) This year, The Defiance College Social Work Organization is hosting its 19th annual Empty Bowls event. Empty Bowls is an event in which areas around the city prepare and donate varieties of food for people to eat.

The event is set to take place on March 14, at the Knights of Columbus Hall on 111 Elliot Road from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

The goal of the Empty Bowls event is to raise funds that will be donated to the Defiance PATH Center (Partnership Assistance to the Homeless) on 1939 E Second Street. This local center focuses on fighting hunger and homelessness.

Susan Cheeseman, PATH program manager, stated “Last year, the PATH program served approximately 8,000 meals. the annual Empty Bowls donation is the key to the center of being able to offer a variety of healthy meals.”

The food will be served in handmade bowls. These bowls were created by Defiance College alumni, Brandon Knott, of It’s Knotts Pottery in Continental, Ohio.

Adult tickets for this event are $12 and it includes one of the handmade bowls. For children under 10,  the tickets are $10. Tickets are at a discounted price of $8 for Defiance College students.

These tickets can be purchased from the Social Work Organization. “Students are able to show up earlier than others,” stated Salisbury.

Meals such as soups, breads and different kinds of desserts will be prepared. The meals will be free for everyone who purchases a ticket.

Professor Salisbury is the head of the DC Social Work Organization. She has hosted four Empty Bowls events and this will be her fifth one. “At this event, you are able to eat all you want,” stated Salisbury. “Last year we raised $6,000 for the PATH Center.” All of these proceeds were donated to the PATH Center.

Written by Santone Hicks

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