Potter's House Ministry to Address Hunger Through Empty Bowls

A local faith-based ministry dedicated to a love of pottery and ceramics is bringing back an annual event that benefits a local food pantry. 

The Potter's House is a faith based ceramics studio that works to build relationships through art. They'll conduct their 5th annual Empty Bowls Event on Tuesday, October 16th. It takes place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Chillicothe's Tabernacle Baptist Church, located at 221 East Main Street.

Rachel Shepard with the Potter's House, explains how Empty Bowls works.

"We make about 300 bowls in our shop," said Rachel. "We have about 10 to 12 volunteers that make the bowls. You can come, and for $20, you pick out which bowl you like, and you get to keep it."

Empty Bowls also offers attendees a live auction and meal, all while helping those experiencing food insecurity in the local area. 

"Half of what we make from the event comes to the Potter's House to keep it running, as it is a non-profit," said Rachel. "The other half goes to the Good Samaritan Food Pantry to raise awareness of hunger in Chillicothe."

Tickets to Empty Bowls are $20 at the door. Kids 10 and under get in for free, but do not receive a free bowl.

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