The third annual Empty Bowls event, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Twin Valley, will be held on Friday, Nov. 3 at the Conestoga Mennonite Church in Morgantown. All proceeds from this Rotary event will be donated to the Twin Valley Food Pantry that serves approximately 150 families each month from Lancaster, Chester, and Berks Counties. The event runs from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Adults pay $10 and receive a ceramic bowl donated by local craftspeople and the opportunity to eat soup provided by 12 restaurants, civic organizations and churches. Some of the participants include the Windmill Restaurant, Billie’s Burgers & Bakery, Emily’s, Tel Hai, Village Library, All Souls ECC, Goodwill United Methodists Church, Elverson United Methodist Church, September Farms, Twin Valley High School, chick-fil-a, Shady Maple Smorgasbord and others. Children 12 and under will be admitted for $5 each.
Attendees will leave with an empty bowl to remind them throughout the year of those around the world who go to bed hungry each night.
“The Empty Bowls event allows us to raise awareness of hunger among our fellow citizens and the generosity of our donors and event attendees allows us to directly aid those served by the Twin Valley Food Pantry,” said Mary Ellen Mahan, President of the Rotary Club of Twin Valley.
The bowls that attendees receive have been made and donated by a cadre of talented local potters, students from Twin Valley High School and the residents of Tel Hai.
“Their skill reminds us of the need to nurture the creative process and harness the power of the arts to help find solutions to problems such as hunger,” said Mahan.
The Twin Valley Food Pantry is a ministry of the Conestoga Mennonite Church in Morgantown.