The Empty Bowls Project to Raise Money for Hunger is April 6th, at St. Paul’s UMC in Abilene
The Empty Bowls Project is a fundraising event where you pay $10.00 for a bowl of soup and some bread or crackers, and when you’re done eating, you get to keep the bowl. All the bowls are one-of-a-kind hand crafted by artisans from around the Big Country and the Lone Star State. All funds raised go directly back into our community to feed the hungry, through church/community kitchens and/or pantries.
Chelsea Griffith is this years ‘Empty Bowls Project Coordinator’ and she says “in an effort to keep Empty Bowls a community event, we’ve moved the location this year to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church (UMC). Empty Bowls does not belong to one single denomination, it belongs to the community and all the churches that wish to get involved. So join college students from all area Universities to help make this a successful event.
Since 2008 ‘Empty Bowls’ has served over 2,000 bowls of soup. Raising over $22,500.00 to help in the fight against local and global hunger. This project not only brings families to the table on a set Saturday evening to break bread together. But this event helps raise awareness of the hunger problem locally and on a global scale.
The ‘Empty Bowls’ event is set for Saturday, April 6th, 2013 from 5:00pm till 7:30pm at St. Paul’s UMC at 525 Beech Street. The suggested donation is $10.00, just select a hand crafted bowl from a local artist that you’ll get to take home as a reminder that you are helping end local hunger after you enjoy a simple meal of soup and bread. There will also be live entertainment from area college students. The Empty Bowls Project is hosted this year by, the McMurry University Religious Life Office in Abilene, TX.
If you’d like to sponsor a table, the cost is only $50.00 and you or your business will be recognized as a generous contributor of the Empty Bowls Project at your table. Call Timothy Palmer at the Religious Life Center: (325)793-4992