Empty Bowl Benefit Creates More than 13,000 Meals for VT Foodbank

By Joe Gullo

Published 03/05 2014 11:32AM

Updated 03/05 2014 11:37AM

Credit: Vermont Foodbank
MONTPELIER, Vt. - The Empty Bowl Benefit created more than 13,000 meals for the Vermont Foodbank. 

A press release says the Mud Studio in Middlesex, Vt. raised $4,370 for the Vermont Foodbank through their Central Vermont Empty Bowl Benefit. 

“We thought that if people took their empty bowl home with them, it would serve as a reminder that there are many Vermonters whose bowls are literally empty every day,” said Mike Sullivan, owner of The Mud Studio and organizer of the event.
Those who attended the benefit purchased a locally and handcrafted ceramic bowl and had the option of two homemade soups to eat at the studio or to carry out. 

A press release says Cabot Creamery, Cold Hollow Cider Mill, Dog River Farm, Hunger Mountain Coop, North Branch Café, Pete’s Greens, Red Hen Bakery, Sarducci’s, Willow Moon Farm, and several professional area potters all donated to the benefit.

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