It’s soup season, my favorite time of year. Fill up at Milwaukee Empty Bowls this weekend, but this time you’ll feel a little warmer inside knowing you are helping the fight against hunger. The event takes place Saturday, Oct.13, from 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. at the MATC Oak Creek Campus (6665 S. Howell Ave.). For $20, […]

It’s soup season, my favorite time of year. Fill up at Milwaukee Empty Bowls this weekend, but this time you’ll feel a little warmer inside knowing you are helping the fight against hunger. The event takes place Saturday, Oct.13, from 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. at the MATC Oak Creek Campus (6665 S. Howell Ave.).

For $20, you get to choose from one of 2,000 hand-made ceramic bowls donated by local artists, eat homemade soup from more than 50 local chefs. Plus, you get to keep the bowl.

“Our annual event educates the public about hunger in our community and raises funds to support the organizations that work to alleviate that hunger,” said Jean Wells, founder and president of Milwaukee Empty Bowls. “This event is a unique partnership between local artists, restaurants, entertainers and the people who come to enjoy it.”

Last year’s event served 1,800 bowls of soup and raised $42,825 in support of local food programs at the Agape Community Center, the Cathedral Center, Fondy Food Center, Friedens Community Ministries, Jewish Community Food Pantry and more.

New this year, Milwaukee Empty Bowls asks guests to bring their own soup spoon to cut back on the event’s environmental footprint. They will also debut the MEB Cookbook, featuring 65 soup recipes from local restaurants that have donated over the past 13 years. The cookbook will be available for a $20 donation at the event or $25 online.

No registration is required to attend the event, just a minimum donation of $20 for the keepsake, handmade bowl ($10 for bowls made by children). There will also be a rotating blend of live music from local artists. Sounds like a nice little fall afternoon.

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