While the number of food-insecure homes in the Greenbrier Valley continues to rise, one organization is working with local artists to raise money and awareness for programs and services that fight hunger.
United Way of the Greenbrier Valley is hosting its second annual Empty Bowls fundraiser on Thursday, Nov. 2 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Kyle and Ann Fort Arts and Sciences Building at New River Community and Technical College. The event is sponsored by Greenbrier Valley Medical Center.
Empty Bowls raises awareness and money around the issue of hunger in our area. United Way supports local food pantries and awards grants to community partners for their food services programs such as Gwen’s Meals and Meals on Wheels. All proceeds from this event will help support those services.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at UnitedWayGreenbrier.org/EmptyBowls for $25 or at the door for $35. With your ticket you will receive one locally handcrafted pottery bowl of your choosing, soup, bread, drink, and dessert. Local potters generously donate their work (soup-size bowls) to this cause, and local businesses and members of the community create delicious soups. A silent auction will also take place during the evening highlighting more local artists’ work.
For tickets and more information visit UnitedWayGreenbrier.org/EmptyBowls.