Filling the empty bowls

When talking about hunger, the symbolism of the empty bowl is simple and profound. Organizations nationwide empty bowlare organizing “empty bowls” events to raise money and awareness about hunger.

Urban Ministries of Durham will hold Empty Bowls ’10 on March 5, featuring soups from eight area restaurants and bowls created by local potters. Participating restaurants include Blu Seafood & Bar, Urban Ministries’ Community Cafe, Nana’s, Papa Mojo’s Roadhouse, Revolution, Rue Cler, Watts Grocery and Whole Foods Market.

For $30, you get to taste great soups and keep the handmade bowl. Tickets are $15 for the soup tasting only. The event will be at the Durham Armory from 5:30 to 8 p.m. To purchase tickets or find out more, visit here.