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Georgia Museum of Art Hosting 'Empty Bowl' Painting for Food Bank of Northeast Georgia

Georgia Museum of Art

Members of the community wanting to give back and help others this Valentine’s Day can take part in the museum’s efforts to benefit the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. Communications Director Hillary Brown says for a donation of $7, visitors to the facility can paint ceramic bowls for the organization’s 20th annual Empty Bowl Luncheon.

“It’s a great date and it’s a great way to do something different for Valentine’s Day and help some other people,” according to Brown. “Every dollar that the Food Bank raises provides a meal for six people. SO if you are painting a bowl, and it’s $7, I believe that’s 42 people you’re feeding. That’s pretty great. If you come and do it with the love of your life, you guys can feed 84 people for your Valentine’s Day date.”

All materials will be provided.

Visitors can paint from 10 am until 3 pm. The Empty Bowl Luncheon is March 7th at 11:30 am at the Classic Center in downtown Athens.  Tickets are $30 for an individual and $400 for a reserved table of ten. Guests will receive a meal of soup and a sandwich as well as one of the hand-painted bowls made by volunteers. They can also participate in a silent auction for various prizes. Every dollar raised provides six meals for needy children, seniors, families and the working poor.

The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia works to feed the ill, needy, seniors and children in northeast Georgia. Its goal is to end hunger as a part of an overall community effort to alleviate poverty. Founded in 1992, the Food Bank has distributed more than 12 million pounds of food. It recovers donated and salvaged surplus food and distributes it to human-service agencies that then distribute the food to residents in need.

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