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  • Taylor Lear

    February 14, 2019
Feature Image A bowl painted by Sunkoo Yuh, Lamar Dodd School of Art professor of art in ceramics

Museum Partners with Food Bank of Northeast Georgia to Fight Hunger

Valentine’s Day is here, and with it comes an onslaught of messaging about love, romance and spending time with friends and loved ones. Whether you are looking for a fun date with your significant other, want to practice a little self-care or are looking for a way to give back to the Athens community, the Georgia Museum of Art has an activity for you.

Today (February 14) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., visitors can paint a bowl to be used at the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia’s 21st annual Empty Bowl Luncheon. Painting one ceramic bowl costs $7, and all materials will be provided. Students who attend tonight’s Student Night (from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.) will also have the opportunity to paint a bowl, in addition to the free music, food and themed activities provided by the museum’s Student Association.

The Empty Bowl Luncheon will take place on February 27 at the Classic Center in downtown Athens. Individual tickets are $30 and include one of the hand-painted bowls; reserved tables for 10 are $400.

Proceeds from the Empty Bowl Luncheon will go towards feeding the ill, the needy, seniors and children of northeast Georgia, as well as working towards the Food Bank’s larger goal – ending hunger as part of an overall community effort to alleviate poverty. The $30 luncheon ticket provides enough funds to provide more than 150 meals to those in need in the Food Bank’s service area.

Please see the Food Bank’s website for information on donations, volunteering and programs with the Food Bank. For more information about Student Night or joining the Student Association, please contact Callan Steinmann at callan@uga.edu.