Photo Credit: Interreligious Food Consortium
On the morning of Friday, September 28th I was on my way to catch the Connective Corridor bus at the Warehouse when I stumbled upon a huge crowd. It happened to be the 2012 Empty Bowls event. Suddenly I found myself paying for a quite expensive twenty-dollar hand-made ceramic bowl, and getting a spoonful of free butternut squash soup. The soup counter included shrimp bisque from bc Armory Square and pastabilities’ fluffy homemade bread, as well as specialties from other local restaurants. But why pay 20 bucks for a dollop of soup that was good, but not spectacular? Well, there’s an added bonus, apart from the nice VPA student-designed bowl: all the food is donated and the money collected goes to the Interreligious Food Consortium (IFC), which works to relieve hunger in Onondaga county.