Loudoun Attorneys, Potters Help Fight Hunger

The Loudoun Chapter of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association is sponsoring an Empty Bowls event Saturday, April 16 in the Alley Garden at the Laurel Brigade building in Leesburg.

The Empty Bowls Project is an international effort to raise money to feed the world’s hungry; increase awareness of hunger, food security and related issues; and to use arts education to find new solutions to hunger problems.

Potters make and donate ceramic bowls. Then a simple meal of soup and bread is served. In exchange for a donation, attendees choose and keep a hand-made ceramic bowl and enjoy the meal. The net proceeds are donated to a hunger-fighting organization.

Saturday’s event takes place during the town’s Flower and Garden Festival, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Laurel Brigade is located at 20 W. Market Street, across from the Tally Ho Theatre.

In planning the event, the Loudoun Chapter of the VWAA received significant contributions and support from Amy Oliver and numerous student potters of her Monkeytown Pottery.

A donation of $30 per bowl is requested. Proceeds will be donated to the Loudoun Interfaith Relief food pantry.

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