Filling Empty Bowls
The Empty Bowls Project, slated for Saturday, September 25, at the First Presbyterian Church of Highlands, aims to take a big bite out of Plateau hunger. internationalfriendshipcenter.org.
The International Friendship Center’s Highlands Food Pantry and First Presbyterian Church of Highlands will stage the 11th Annual Empty Bowls from 11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. Saturday, September 25, in front of the church.
The 2021 event pairs potters and other craftspeople with concerned citizens. Typically, after sharing a simple meal of soup and bread, served in handmade bowls, guests who donate to support Empty Bowls are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world.
Due to Covid-19 precautions and in an effort to keep volunteers and supporters healthy, Empty Bowls 2021 will be a drive-through event. Organizers are looking forward to safely offering handmade ceramic bowls and delicious soups and dessert donated by local chefs and restaurants to all attendees.
Nearly one in five people in Jackson and Macon counties fall beneath the poverty line, and one in four children in Western North Carolina face hunger on a regular basis. The Food Pantry is staffed by over 70 volunteers, and feeds more than 4,000 people a year.
Visit internationalfriendshipcenter.org for more information or to buy tickets Cost is $25.