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Empty Bowl Project at the Akron Art Museum

For Release: February 2009


Akron, Ohio, February 27, 2009 — On Sunday, March 8, guests will arrive at the Akron Art Museum to enjoy soup and help alleviate hunger during the first annual sold-out Empty Bowl Project. Akron’s Zeber-Martell Clay Studio, in partnership with the museum, sold over 200 handmade ceramic bowls at $20 each.

Zeber-Martell’s statement about the project: “The premise of the Empty Bowl Project is simple. Guests are served soup in a handmade ceramic bowl in exchange for a cash donation to fight hunger. Guests keep the bowl as a reminder of the meal’s purpose; someone’s bowl is always empty. It is our hope that the Empty Bowl Project becomes a powerful tool for bringing about positive change locally.”

The event is expected to net $4300, which will be donated to Good Samaritan Hunger Center to fight hunger, to raise awareness about the issues of hunger and to help bring about an attitude that will not let hunger exist.

Soup selections for the event are donated by local restaurants. Choices include Roasted Pork Tenderloin Egg Drop with fried wontons from Crave, Vegan tomato bisque from Vegiterranean, Cream of Carrot with yellow curry from Moe’s, Diamond Deli’s Chicken Noodle with Parsnips and Dill, Bricco’s Roasted Poblano Pepper and Black Bean Chili, Beer Cheese soup from The Ohio Brewing Co., and White Chicken Chili from The Barley House. Plant Kingdom Bakery is supplying bread and biscuits and Angel Falls Coffee Company will provide coffee.

Photo opportunities are available that day by contacting Betty Wilson 330.376.9186 x213 or


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