Empty bowls will fill a good cause

November 5, 2014

KEVIN OSBORN / Tejano Tribune

Handmade bowls from previous years of Empty Bowls El Paso.

 

 

Melissa Torres

 

 

Do you want an event where you can show off your creative skills while helping a good cause?

 

Every year people gather to creatively raise money and awareness of people that suffer from hunger in El Paso.

 

A workshop will be held at the Ronald McDonald House located 300 E. California St. from 10 a.m. to noon on Nov. 8, where those who attend get to create a bowl and decorate it.

 

The Empty Bowls El Paso event will be held on April 18 at the EPCC Administrative Services Center.

 

At the event, meals will be served and sold along with the bowl that you select for $20.

 

All money that is collected for the event will go to El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank.

 

“People will enjoy themselves and they also help to eliminate the hunger,” said Mary Scott, Empty Bowls El Paso representative and former art professor at El Paso Community College.

 

Empty Bowls El Paso is a non-profit organization that focuses on eliminating hunger in El Paso County.

 

According to their website, many of the victims of hunger are children who aren’t able to eat a sufficient meals because of poverty.

 

Over 207,000 people in the city live below the poverty line.

Empty Bowls events happen all over the world.

 

“We all had hardships in our lives,” Scott said.

 

“It’s wonderful to help others; when people get to make a piece of art they love it, and also letting them know they are helping others, is great.”

 

Scott, former advisor of the EPCC Art Student Society, suggested the idea to the students and since then the event has continued to grow.

 

It began 11 years ago. 

 

Everyone in the city can participate in this cause.

For more information, contact Mary Scott at 565-4901.

 

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