Empty Bowls raises money for area food banks | News | The Press and Standard

by | November 16, 2017 5:00 am

Last Updated: November 15, 2017 at 11:06 am

Homemade hot soups, fresh baked deserts and hand-made pottery bowls were featured at the annual Empty Bowls Soup Lunch and Supper held Tuesday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. For the price of a $10 donation, a variety of soups could be sampled, served by members of the Walterboro Rotary Club.
“You’d better hurry if you want to try some of Ann Bickley’s taco soup,” said Rotarian and Walterboro City Manager Jeff Molinari. “And Dr. Sam Hazel’s catfish stew is always a favorite.”
Empty Bowls is an international hunger relief organization that began in 1990 in Michigan. In Colleton County, potters meet in the Roger Burris Studio at The Colleton Center to make the bowls for the annual event. All the bowls and the materials to make and glaze them are donated by the participants.
All proceeds from the event are donated to church food banks in Colleton County.
“At the start of the holiday season it is good to get together and do something meaningful for people in our community,” said participant and Colleton Center board member Karla Daddieco.

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