Community can help fight hunger at annual Empty Bowls event
Empty Bowls
The Victoria Empty Bowls event will be held Sunday, Feb. 12 at Victoria College’s Student Center.

The 13th Annual Victoria Empty Bowls event will be held Sunday, Feb. 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Victoria College’s Student Center.

Victoria College art students and area potters have created bowls for the event. The bowls will be available for $15 each. The price includes soup, bread and a drink donated by area restaurants and caterers.

“We will have a fabulous variety of soups and breads donated by very generous Victoria restaurants who continue to support this event,” said co-chairperson Sherri Pall.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent, Christ’s Kitchen, the Victoria Christian Assistance Ministry, the Victoria County Senior Citizen Center and the Victoria College Visual Arts Scholarship.

“Last spring, we set our bowl goal at 700 for this year since we sold about 600 bowls the year before,” said event co-chairperson Debra Chronister. “So far, we have 382 bowls finished and packed. I feel reasonably confident we will reach our goal.”

Over the past decade, the event has raised more than $100,000 to benefit local agencies whose mission is to fight hunger.

Empty Bowls began more than 20 years ago in Michigan when a high school art teacher and his students helped coordinate an event to support a local food drive. Instead of holding a canned food drive, the class made ceramic bowls and served a simple meal of soup and bread. The bowl is meant to serve as a keepsake and a reminder of world hunger. Since then, Empty Bowls projects have spread throughout the world.

Musical entertainment will be provided by Jerry James.

For more information about Empty Bowls in Victoria, call (361) 582-2590.

Published: Monday, 06 February 2017

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