In the latest stage of a fruitful eight-year partnership, feeding those in need the Academy Center of the Arts has given a $5617.71 check to Lynchburg Daily Bread, a local non-profit that provides meals to the hungry, a sum coming out of this year’s Empty Bowls event. For the past eight years, the Academy and Daily Bread have participated in the national program, Empty Bowls, and held an annual fundraising event involving local restaurants and potters from the area. Tickets for the event are $20 each. “When the customer selects a bowl, they can then get some soup, bread, and so on. However, it’s usually not a lot of soup because the event is meant to be a reminder to everyone that there are people all over this world who do not have enough to eat every day,” Ted Batt, Director of Visual Arts at the Academy Center of the Arts, explained. This year tickets sold out within an hour of the doors opening. Although some people still gave to the cause even though they couldn’t attend the event. Ted Batt made sure to follow up with those generous patrons and deliver a bowl to them in thanks. Empty Bowls […]
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