Help Middletown’s hungry on Nov. 18 at Empty Bowls

To meet the needs of older adults with food challenges and help them remain independent in their homes by delivering nutritious and balanced meals, Central Connections will host Empty Bowls Middletown.

The Empty Bowls Project, an international grassroots effort, raises both money and awareness in the fight to end hunger.

The Middletown event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Central Connections banquet center, 3907 Central Ave.

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For $15, an attendee of Empty Bowls Middletown:

  • will enjoy a simple meal of soup, bread, dessert, and beverage. Five different soups prepared by Central Connections Dining Services staff will be offered.
  • will learn about hunger and food insecurity among older adults in the community.
  • will be invited to select a handcrafted ceramic bowl to take home as a reminder of older adults in need in our community.

Members of Central Connections’ Painting with Purpose classes, Women Enriching Lives, and community leaders at the United Way finale to be held at Miller Coors are painting the ceramic bowls. Head Start students are creating unique placemats for dining tables at the event. Local artists and community leaders from Middletown, Monroe, and Trenton will offer bowls for a silent auction.

One hundred percent of proceeds from Empty Bowls Middletown will go toward feeding older adults in the Middletown community, benefiting Central Connections’ home delivered and congregate meal programs.

For more information, call 513-423-1734 or email

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