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Empty Bowls is fueled by community volunteers. We get help from high school students, local businesses, chefs and restaurateurs, and of course other potters in and around Perth. I don’t know who said this but how true it is:

“Volunteering is the ultimate in democracy. You vote in elections occasionally but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.”

This year I have come to keenly appreciate, and even rely on the help of other volunteers in preparing for Empty Bowls.

The food security programs in the Perth area served by Empty Bowls owe much to this years organizers and volunteers: the potters, the local businesses and food suppliers, Foodsmiths of Perth and especially to the local Scotiabank staff who matched the first $5,000 in donations. Thank you one and all.

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THE PERTH COURIER / EMC
May 3, 2012

 

   

Preparation for this year's Empty Bowls began in January
at Jackie’s studio with help from 4 area potters.


Coffee break: With Jackie are, left to right, Rita Redner, Ann Chambers, Susie Osler and Glenn Gangnier.
 

Since Empty Bowls began in 2002 more than 7,500 handmade bowls
have been exchanged for donations totaling about $150,000.

This extraordinarily generous amount of money has provided
sustainable funding to three local food security programs:

Food For Thought, a school breakfast program
The YAK Youth Centre daily suppers
The Perth and District Food Bank

 

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