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Fighting Hunger Through Crafting Bowls

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OCEAN CITY, Md.- Some people in Worcester County are fighting against hunger by making handcrafted bowls.

The Art League of Ocean City held three final bowl-making workshops at its new arts center on 94th St. It's all part of The Empty Bowl Project, an international grassroots movement that raises awareness about hunger and feeds those in need.

Many first-timers came out to the non-profit's pottery session today. Rose Marie Celozzi was excited about trying something new. 

"It's exciting. I think it's so much fun. I'm not sure it will turn out to be much of a bowl, but at least it will be fun."
      
Erin Westman brought her daughter, Evelyn, along for the experience too.

"It's actually a lot of fun, so I thought it would be something for Evelyn and I to do today."

Ceramic Director Eric Hertz said it took a lot of preparation to prepare for the crowd.

"We probably had about 200 pounds of clay here, and my helpers from the adult class are here rolling out slabs and preparing them for just the right thickness and consistency."

The Community Foundation is funding the project.

The Art League is working closely with Diakonia, a non-profit that serves struggling families on the Lower Shore.

Come the end of the month, the organization will hold it's "Starving Artist Dinner." Area restaurants will donate soup to fill the handmade bowls.

People in the community are invited to enjoy the soup and donated bread in exchange for a monetary donation. The proceeds will go to Diakonia's food pantry.

Celozzi thinks it's a creative way to help people in need.

" I just think it's a smart way to be able to eat, have fun and donate at the same time."

The Art League will host its dinner Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. at Ocean City's Center for the Arts.

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