13th Annual Lundin Kudo Empty Bowls

slated for the Woman’s Club of Stuart

STUART, Fla. Jan. 28, 2019 – On Sunday, Feb. 24, the 13th  Annual Lundin Kudo Empty Bowls Project will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Woman’s Club of Stuart,  729 East Ocean Blvd. The event honors the late ceramic artist Lundin Kudo and raises money to fight hunger in Martin County.

Enjoy a serving of savory soup and locally baked bread served in hand-crafted bowls created by noted local artists. Keep the bowl of your choice in exchange for a $20 donation. All proceeds benefit Treasure Coast Food Bank and Mary’s Kitchen.

Restaurants providing soup for this year’s Lundin Kudo Empty Bowls event are: Chef’s Table of Stuart, Conchy Joe’s Seafood, Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House, East Ocean Bistro, Giuseppe’s Italian Grill, Ground Floor Farm, Healthy Harvest Catering, Kazu, Osceola Street Café, and The Gafford.

While these servings of soup make a hearty meal, the Empty Bowls Project raises awareness that 1 in 7 people on the Treasure Coast are food-insecure, uncertain where their next meal will come from.

The event also features the Mae Slaton auction of “souper” bowls. Bids on the exceptional pieces created by well-known clay artists provide an additional opportunity to feed hungry people in Martin County.

The project would not be possible without support from The Woman’s Club of Stuart, Clay Habit Studio, Gail McCarthy Studio, Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery and School of Art, OldMoonClay.com, Pottery by Alex, Sculpture House, Stuart Ceramics Painting Studio and Publix.

For more information about the event, visit facebook.com/LundinKudoEmptyBowlsProject.

Rhonda Shulman and Jane Greenberg display their selections

Tim Kimes and Richard Geissinger serve soup at the Lundin Kudo Empty Bowls event in 2018

Maryann Ireland, Heidi Rich, artist Cristina de la Vega, and Marlee Matheson at the 2018 Lundin Kudo Empty Bowls event.

Lindsay Hager at the 2018 Lundin Kudo Empty Bowls event


Treasure Coast Food Bank is the only food bank and largest hunger relief organization on Florida’s Treasure Coast, providing the community each year with millions of meals valued at more than $50 million through robust programs and in partnership with 400 charitable organizations in Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, and Okeechobee counties. In addition to emergency food distribution, Treasure Coast Food Bank operates a full roster of direct service programs that not only solve the immediate problem of hunger, but help individuals and families gain long-term food security, better health outcomes, and self-sufficiency. Treasure Coast Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. For more information on Treasure Coast Food Bank, call 772.489.3034, log on to stophunger.org, visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/tcfoodbank, or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/tcfoodbank.