Oxford Empty Bowls: Soup luncheon benefits Oxford Community Choice Pantry

Oxford Empty Bowls, a benefit soup luncheon dedicated to helping hungry people in the community, will be held 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, in the Oxford United Methodist Church.

The benefit is held in conjunction with Miami University’s Make a Difference Day and Hunger + Homelessness Awareness Week. All proceeds will be donated to the Oxford Community Choice Pantry.

Cost for the luncheon is $10 for adults, and children 10 and under may choose and fill a bowl for free. At the luncheon, guests choose from a collection of handmade bowls created, decorated and donated by Miami students and Oxford area potters.  The bowls are then filled with their choice of soups made by local cooks.  Luncheon guests then keep their bowl to use or display at home.

Oxford Empty Bowls is co-sponsored by the art department with support from the office of community engagement and service and the office of residence life.

Miami University students will be involved in Hunger + Homelessness Awareness Week service projects throughout the community including Pledge a Meal, Cardboard Brigade, Winter Harvest and 30 Hour Famine.  

For more information on Oxford Empty Bowls, please contact Connie Malone, 513-330-1273.

For information on Hunger + Homelessness Awareness Week, contact Bria Stein, senior zoology and social justice studies major and neuroscience minor, at

For information on Miami's Make a Difference Day activities, contact Nicole Santabarbara, junior zoology major, at