Student Event to Benefit Hungry Through Unique Dinner Program


MACON — Freshmen at Mercer University are fighting hunger in the community by hosting the Second Annual Empty Bowls Event in Macon. The First Year Experience class, lead by Mary Ann Drake, Ph.D., is coordinating the efforts of local artists and restaurants to hold a dinner at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Tickets are $25 in advance and will include dinner and a handmade bowl. All proceeds will be donated to local organizations that have a positive impact on hunger fighting efforts in Macon.

Empty Bowls is a project started in the 1990s that raises funds for organizations that fight hunger. Ceramic artists and students donate bowls of all colors, shapes, and sizes. A simple meal of soup, salad, and bread is served in the donated bowls. Individuals purchase tickets, select a bowl, and partake in the meal. After the meal is served, participants take the bowls home as a reminder of the empty bowls in their community. All of the money collected will benefit local hunger fighting organizations.

To learn more about the general premise and history of Empty Bowls visit If you are interested in donating to or participating in the event at the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, contact Bobbie Shipley at (478) 301-2357 or

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