Murray participates in Empty Bowls Project

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Individuals attending the Empty Bowls event at the Murray Art Guild will be able to take home the handmade bowl of their choice.

According to the Empty Bowls Project website, studies have shown that one in eight Americans struggle with the lack of food every day. Is it Empty Bowls Project goal to bring that number down.

The non-profit organization behind the project is The Imagine Render Group whose goal is to create a social change that will build a community by incorporating the arts and education. The Empty Bowls Project is the first project they created.

“Our major project is the Empty Bowls Project, an international grassroots effort to raise both money and awareness in the fight to end hunger,” the Empty Bowls Project website stated. “This project represents what we do best – develop creative, exciting, and powerful models that are replicable and scalable by others wishing to work for social justice.”

Individual community members have set up events all across the U.S. as well as other countries. In doing so, it has been named the largest hunger-relief organization in the U.S. by Feeding America.

The project is all about fighting hunger. To do so, members of the community bring in handcrafted bowls while anyone attending will be served a meal of soup in which ever bowl they choose. At the end of the night, the guests are allowed to bring the bowls home as a reminder of the project itself.

Tonight, Murray will host a Empty Bowls event for the organization at the Murray Art Guild from 5 – 7 p.m. with a minimum of a $15 donation as all proceeds will go to Murray Need Line to help aid hunger in the community.

Story by Savannah Sawyer, Assistant Features Editor