MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (WNCT) – Hope Mission hosted its annual Empty Bowls Luncheon Fundraiser for the 17th year.
Empty Bowls is an international project to fight hunger and events can be found around the country raising money for local organizations to help their communities.
“It speaks about the community effort of a great community who says I’m okay, so I can help somebody else.” Gene McLendon, Executive Director Hope Mission Ministries
Each guest picked a handcrafted bowl, which has been made by professional potters, high school art classes and various individuals.
“It’s crazy to think living here in Carteret County that there are so many hungry people. But doing something that makes a difference and is this enjoyable, you can’t quantify that.” Lori Ahuna, Volunteer
Proceeds will go to the three organizations that collaborated for the event, Hope Mission, Martha’s Cupboard and Backpack Friends.