Quota Club of Beckley to hold annual empty bowls charity event this weekend

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – The Quota Club has had to reschedule their annual empty bowls charity event due to the pandemic. Now it’s finally being planned for this weekend. 

Empty bowls is an event where a charity makes ceramic bowls and holds a community dinner. Participants get to keep the bowl and donate to a good cause. This empty bowls event by the Quota Club will be supporting local food pantries.

Angela Crook with the Quota Club says that despite some issues with the pandemic, they still want to hold the event more than ever. 

“With the need that we have for hunger right now, and the food pantries have given out more food already than they have in the past year for the whole year, we decided we couldn’t not have our event,” Crook said.   

The event was originally scheduled back in March, and has been being planned and rescheduled since then. Thankfully, anyone who bought a ticket for it back then won’t need to pick up another. 

“If you already have a ticket that was for our event, it is still good. You can come by and pick up a bowl and still help support the food pantries.”

The Quota Club partners with many local organizations like the Youth Museum to help hold the event. And some partners are even matching donations made by patrons. 

“We partner with the Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia and also Beckley Area Foundation. And Beckley Area Foundation is watching us this year up to $7500. So your $20 donation you give toward a bowl is actually now gonna be worth $40.”

Typically the yearly empty bowls event is accompanied by a charity auction at the dinner. Because this event is set up in a drive-thru style, the auction will be held on the Quota Club’s Facebook Page, with all proceeds from it also going to charity. 

The charity event will take place this Sunday, June 14. Bowls will cost $20 and can be picked up at the chick-fil-a at the Beckley Galleria from 2-4 P.M.