Some South County children spent a few hours last week glazing ceramic bowls to be used during an upcoming fundraiser for a nonprofit looking to provide a services center for homeless in the Five Cities area.
The inaugural Empty Bowls community luncheon on Sept. 27 will benefit the 5Cities Homeless Coalition.
The organization hopes to build a South County Community Services Center to provide numerous services including a health clinic, career and housing assistance, job training, laundry facilities, showers and a permanent home for South County People’s Kitchen.
The event will run from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 501 Fair Oaks Ave. in Arroyo Grande. For a $25 donation, attendees will be able to choose a handmade bowl and eat soup and bread, and take the bowl home “as a reminder of the meal’s purpose to reduce short-term hunger and provide long-term solutions for a healthier community,” according to a news release.
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More than 40 local artists are also donating ceramic bowls for the event. The craft workshops for South County students were sponsored by Altrusa International of Cinco Ciudades.
For more information and to purchase tickets, go to www.5chc.org or call 710-4330.