TONIGHT: Get soup and a handmade bowl to keep, and help raise money for the Oak Park-River Forest Food Pantry, West Suburban PADS and Global Alliance for Africa.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013
Empty Bowls, a hugely popular benefit, to be staged Feb. 22 at Oak Park and River Forest High School.
Maeve Bowling heard a lot about Empty Bowls from friends. But after joining the Wheel-Throwing Club in her freshman year at Oak Park and River Forest High School and helping out during her freshman year, she became a big backer of one of the school’s most important charity efforts. “This is all about making an impact,” said Bowling, a sophomore from Oak Park, an avid potter. The larger cause is a series of daunting challenges: helping end hunger and poverty locally and fighting AIDS in Africa. And Bowling and her peers are attempting to do that one bowl at a time. This year’s event is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 in the South Cafeteria at Oak Park and River Forest High School, 201 Scoville Ave. Here’s how it works. For $15 for adults and $…
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Community dinner event sends proceeds to local, national and international hunger relief efforts.
Local potters, restaurateurs and students and faculty at Oak Park-River Forest High School are hard at work preparing for Friday's Empty Bowls Project Community Dinner. Here's how it works: For $15, adults can purchase a handmade bowl, then join the community for a sit-down dinner of soup and bread donated by local restaurants. It's $10 for students. Proceeds will be sent to the Oak Park-River Forest Food Pantry, West Suburban PADS and Global Alliance for Africa. Organizers say donations from last year's event totaled about $10,000. The dinner takes place from 6-8 p.m. at the high school, located at 201 N. Scoville Ave. Participating restaurants and grocery stores include Avenue Ale House, The Buzz Cafe, Cafe De Lucca, Dominick's, Duckfat…