3/22/2014 5:37 PM
by Rachael Cardin
BECKLEY - An organization in Raleigh County required a year-long community effort to prepare for Saturday’s event.
The Empty Bowls Project had over 600 bowls to sell on Saturday at their charity event to raise hunger awareness. The Quota Club of Beckley has gotten the creativity of local schools and businesses involved to make and prepare the bowls on display. Vice President of the Quota Club, Angela Crook, said everything has been donated; from the clay to make the bowls, to the soups that were prepared by the Raleigh County Convention Center. The food pantries that will benefit from Saturday’s proceeds include Carpenter's Corner, Fishes and Loaves, Helping Hands and The Salvation Army. Organizers said everyone from the community has played a part in making this event possible.
"I think it's a great event. It's got the community involved. A lot of people don't realize that this small town has a hunger issue and there's a lot of people that need these services to be provided for them,” said Crook.
Organizers said they hope to raise $10,000 to donate to the 4 local food pantries, hoping this contribution can aid in wiping out hunger.