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Empty Dinner Bowls is a give-and-take event - give the price of admission and take away the memory of a warm, satisfying meal along with the unique handcrafted bowl it came in. Diners will also leave with the warm feeling of having helped those who don't always go to bed with a full stomach.

Sponsored by Old Dominion University's Dining Services, Catholic Campus Ministries and Office of Student Activities and Leadership, the event is being held Tuesday, Oct. 4, to benefit the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia. Those attending will receive a handmade bowl and enjoy a buffet that includes soup, salad and rice.

"We're hoping to raise awareness that there are many empty bowls in the world and a number of them are right here in Hampton Roads," said Geri Jones, Catholic campus minister at Old Dominion.

Richard Nickel, assistant professor of art at ODU, has taken on the project of crafting the bowls with his students. Each unique bowl will serve as a reminder of the hunger issues the community faces.

The House of Blue in ODU's Webb Center will host the event from 5:15-7 p.m.

Admission is $8 in advance, $10 at the door or $9 with a canned good donation for students; $15 in advance, $17 at the door or $16 with a canned good donation for faculty and staff; and $20 in advance, $22 at the door or $21 with a canned good donation for the general public.

For more information and to make reservation call 683-3664.

This article was posted on: September 21, 2005

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