The Tenth Annual Empty Bowls Dinner will be held in the Elgin High School cafeteria on Thursday, March 5, from 5 to 8:00 p.m.
The Tenth Annual Empty Bowls Dinner will be held in the Elgin High School cafeteria on Thursday, March 5, from 5 to 8:00 p.m.

ELGIN - The Tenth Annual Empty Bowls Dinner will be held in the Elgin High School cafeteria on Thursday, March 5, from 5 to 8:00 p.m. The Elgin High School Art classes and Family and Consumer Science classes invite the community to come out and support this effort to raise money for hunger relief. The name Empty Bowls is to remind us of the many people who go to bed hungry because their bowls are empty.

HANDMADE CLAY BOWLS

Elgin High School and Elgin Pre-K students have created handmade clay bowls. You have the opportunity to purchase a beautifully handcrafted bowl for $10 and receive a free meal of soup, beans, cornbread, dessert and a drink. Area restaurants Tiny Mae's, Trivets, Ann's Country Kitchen, Boompa's Burgers, China Garden, Riverside Cafe, Hacienda Las Margaritas, the EHS FFA Mothers' Club, EHS FCCLA Club and Peggy Beigler will also be providing pots of soup. The Old Plantation is donating hot rolls. With over 200 bowls to choose from, there should be something to please everyone!

$16,000 RAISED IN LAST NINE YEARS

The money raised this year will go to the Elgin Community Food Pantry, the Lawton Food Bank and Feed the Children. Last year, the dinner and later sales raised $3,400. The goal this year is to raise $4,000. Over the last nine years, the Elgin Empty Bowls Dinner has raised $16,000 for the food banks and Feed the Children. The Empty Bowls Project is an international effort to fight hunger. The basic idea is simple. Participants create ceramic bowls, and then serve a simple meal. Guests choose a bowl to use that day and to keep as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. All community members are invited to take part in this international fight against hunger.