MTM On The Road: Paint & Fill Empty Bowls With Arts For All, Food Rescue in Traverse City

Food Rescue of Northwest Michigan is putting good food to good use!

Food Rescue is the area’s mobile food rescue organization. Their biggest fundraiser of the year is on Nov. 3 and it’s called Empty Bowls.

Restaurants will gather at the Hagerty Center at Northwestern Michigan College to serve soup and bread in bowls that are made by the community.

The fundraiser will have live entertainment and a silent auction. People can also take their handmade bowls home after they’ve licked them clean.

Empty Bowls symbolizes food insecurity in the area—and 800 bowls need to be donated to the event.

Before the event on Nov. 3, Arts for All of Northern Michigan and Food Rescue are partnering with ClaySpace TC to benefit Food Rescue’s Empty Bowls fundraiser on Oct. 10.

People can learn the basics of building a bowl from clay as well as paint a bowl already made at Arts for All of Northern Michigan.

On October 15 will be Arts for All of Northern Michigan’s community paint event from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Their goal is to paint and donate more than 100 ceramic bowls.

The event is free, but they request a $5 donation to cover the cost of materials and kiln firings.

If you can’t come to the community paint event, you can still create a bowl and donate it.

Empty Bowls are accepting bowl donations now through Nov. 1 and can be dropped off at Goodwill in Traverse City.

To get your tickets for Empty Bowls, click here.

Categories: Michigan This Morning