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GAMBIER - People who both enjoy fine crafts and wish to help fight hunger in Knox County will have the ideal opportunity on, Friday Nov. 13. Kenyon’s Craft Center, in cooperation with The Kenyon Review, will be hosting the eighth annual Empty Bowls Soup Supper and Auction at Kenyon’s Peirce Hall from 5 to 7 p.m.

A humble meal of soup and bread will serve to remind attendees of the many in Knox County who have little to eat, due to current economic hardships. Guests will have the opportunity to buy or bid on pottery bowls created by Kenyon students, faculty, staff, and some community members in earlier workshops at the Craft Center. Donations for the meal will be added to the bowls and art sales and presented to Knox County’s Food for the Hungry program.

Empty Bowls 2014

Empty bowls event from 2014 - KnoxPages.com file photo

The mission of Food for the Hungry is to help Interchurch Social Services and The Salvation Army stock their food pantries and give financial assistance to support Knox County’s citizens in need. Last year the event raised over $3,500.

Suggested donations for the supper are $5 for children and students, $8 for adults. Art and bowls will be offered by silent auction and bidding will close at 7:00 p.m. For more information please contact Lacey Filkins (740) 427-5447.

To learn more about hunger in Knox County and the Food For The Hungry drive, log on to FoodForTheHungryCares.org.

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