“It is heartening to see so many people show concern for their neighbors as you all did by participating in the Empty Bowls Project,” Jan Culwell said in an e-mail to those who participated.
Kathy Tessier says the silent auction will end at 1 p.m., and that there is also a suggested donation of $5 for the lunch. Culwell said that while Empty Bowls is a national program, each chapter supports local organizations, and donations and proceeds will go to Helping Hands.
Internationally, the Empty Bowls Project was started in the early 1990s by the Imagine Render Group, which is based out of Burnsville, N.C. The Empty Bowls web site, www.emptybowls.net, states that the money raised is used to help groups that work to end hunger and food insecurity, groups like Helping Hands.
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