Friday , 27 April 2018

Empty Bowls Fight Hunger One Bowl At A Time

by Michele Stevens Bernard, TSB Staff

Empty Bowls.  The premise is simple:  receive a simple meal of soup and bread.  Keep the empty bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. 

On February, 9th, between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall at the corner of College and Lamar, McKinney’s Empty Bowls Project will take place.  Entertainment will be provided by the E Flat Porch Band. 

“It will be a fun party,” says Jamie St. Clair, St. Peter’s Community Outreach Coordinator.

For the past several weeks, area artists, potters, students and the community minded have gathered together to hand craft one of a kind bowls.

“The response has been remarkable,” says St. Clair, “McKinney is a town that is very compassionate.”

To date, almost 200 hand-crafted bowls have been donated.

Each year, since 1999, St. Peter’s has worked in conjunction with the Community Lifeline Center to adopt families to feed.

“We create laundry-sized Easter Baskets filled with enough food to feed an entire family,” says St. Clair, “These Easter Baskets are then distributed throughout the community.”

For a $20 donation, guests receive a hand-crafted empty bowl with their meal.  For parties of 2 or more, additional meals can be purchased for $5.  Gluten-free and vegetarian options will be available.  Seating is come and go, and take-out is also available.

McKinney’s Empty Bowl Project is cosponsored by St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and the Kiwanis Club of McKinney.  Additional sponsors are: Hamms Custom Meats, Rick’s Chophouse, Patina Green, San Miguel Grill, La Madeline and Market Street.

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