"Empty Bowls" Event Raises Money To Fight Hunger

Two organizations at ECU are teaming up to fight hunger in the area through a project called "empty bowls."

Friday at ECU students and members of the community were able to stop in and enjoy a soup lunch. Tickets were $15.00, which also included a handcrafted bowl.

This is the first time for the university to host the project but organizers say they hope it won't be the last. Organizer Amanda Murphy says, "One in seven Americans doesn't know where their next meal is coming from. They suffer from some sort of food insecurity so the more that we can help the better."

Murphy says they sold nearly 200 handcrafted bowls, which she hopes will serve as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Greenville Homeless Shelter and Food Bank.


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  • by ace Location: j ville on Mar 5, 2012 at 06:21 AM
    I'll tell you how to stop hunger. Stop having childern you cannot feed, cloth and educate. Everybody want to fee good and have fun making kids but they don't want to take care of them.
  • by counntry boy Location: havelock on Mar 3, 2012 at 09:00 AM
    I am sick and tired of hearing about "we got to help stock the food pantries and soup kitches because so many people are going hungry". Lets call call it like it is, the Food Stamp program is in existence to provide food for those who cannot afford it, if they meet certain criteria. If someone is a convicted drug felon, that person, not the family cannot receive FS for 6 mo, if they are over the income limits for their household, they do not receive, or if they choose to have expensive vehicle over a certain value, they cannot receive or their reserve, checking/savings is over the limit. Even illegals can receive Food Stamps. So, who and why are there so many "empty bowels". You figure it out.
  • by pirate Location: greenville on Mar 3, 2012 at 04:07 AM
    Excellent event! great cause.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 2, 2012 at 09:24 PM
    ECU is pretty familiar with empty bowls...zing!
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