Tidal Creek staff contribute to the 5th Bi-Annual Empty Bowls Event
On March 19th, 2010 Wilmington’s Good Shepherd Center and Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard joined to fight hunger by hosting the 5th Bi-Annual Empty Bowls Event. The goal of Empty Bowls is simple: Community members purchase tickets for a meal of delicious soup and bread. Local restaurants make the soup and local potters create incredible ceramic bowls for each ticket holder to take home as a reminder of the meal’s intent to fight hunger and remind us that there are still “empty bowls” in our community.
Tidal Creek staff contributed 5 gallons of our homemade soups to feed the crowd. A group of staff also created bowls for the event with the assistance of fellow staff member Micah Kertesz. Kertesz volunteered his time to teach us how to make pinch pots and then glazed and fired them at his local ceramic shop.
Proceeds from the event will go towards helping both Good Shepherd Center and Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard. Good Shepherd Center works to feed the hungry and shelter the homeless in the Wilmington community, while Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard focuses on providing non-perishable emergency food to the hungry in the area.
Co-op Emergency Fund for Haiti
Of the nearly $40,000 contributed so far to the Cooperative Development Foundation’s Co-op Emergency Fund for Haiti, one third has come from the food co-op sector. You have generously responded to many disasters affecting cooperatives and their members from North Dakota, through Kenya, to Katrina, and now Haiti. Your contributions for Haiti will be used to help Haitian cooperators put their lives back together and to rebuild the Haitian cooperative sector. The Cooperative Development Foundation and the Bowers Fund advisors thank you for your great generosity!