10th annual "Empty Bowls" fundraiser kicks off Thursday

NEW BERN, NC (WITN) - A collaboration of non-profits in New Bern is celebrating its 10th anniversary of "Empty Bowls" to benefit local outreach efforts.

The Craven Arts Council and Gallery work together with the Religious Community Services to raise money for art outreach and services through RCS which staffs a soup kitchen and temporary shelter along with many other community services to help those in need.

Potters gathered to make the bowls in January during a "Potters Throwdown" event.

The 10th annual "Empty Bowls" will be held on Thursday, February 28 at Temple Church in New Bern.

About thirty local restaurants, churches and other groups will donate soup to feed about a thousand people.

Empty Bowls runs from 11am-1:30pm. Tickets are $25 and include lunch and a handcrafted bowl to take home.

They can be purchased in-person at Bank of the Arts, 317 Middle St. or by phone or online.

You can get more information about these events at emptybowlsnewbern.org
or by calling 252-638-2577.