Oakton Community College will hold its annual Empty Bowls fundraiser Saturday, Dec. 1, benefiting area food pantries and soup kitchens. The event is 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the college's Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road. The Ceramics Club at OCC sponsors Empty Bowls, a nonprofit, global movement that has raised millions of dollars for food banks, soup kitchens, and other meal programs, by offering more than 1,000 unique ceramic bowls for sale donated by professional and student potters from the area. For $14, participants select a distinctive handcrafted bowl that is theirs to keep, and receive a simple meal of soup and bread as a reminder that "someone's bowl is always empty." The event includes a raffle drawing for ceramic art work and a silent auction for select pieces of sculpture and jewelry. Entertainment will be provided by Patchouli, an acoustic duo.
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