Filling Huntington’s Hearts and Empty Bowls

Most of us may not know what it’s like to go to bed hungry, but for thousands of Tri-State men, women and children, this idea is a reality. Facing Hunger Foodbank is partnering with several local organizations in an effort to raise awareness and help change this trend.

The 11th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 11 at First Presbyterian Church, 1015 5th Ave. in Huntington.

For their $15 donation to the food bank, patrons are offered a handmade ceramic bowl and a modest soup lunch. The lunch is intentionally modest, meant to serve as a reminder of those in our area who go hungry.

In its 10 years, Huntington’s version of the national initiative Empty Bowls has raised about one million meals worth of donations for the Facing Hunger Foodbank.