On Monday I mentioned attending a charitable event in Greensburg called "The Empty Bowl Event". I spoke of this last March in a post. It is a grassroots attempt to raise additional monies for the Westmoreland County Food Bank. It is a project that many people are involved in locally as well as throughout the County.
The idea is that throughout the year people make, paint and fire ceramic bowls that would then be purchased at the event each March at Saint Bruno Church Hall in Greensburg. For $15.00 admission, you select a bowl to take home. You also get a meager (?) meal of delicious soups and breads donated from local restaurants, you can take chances on auction items and enjoy live entertainment and fellowship. It is a great time.
I just received the preliminary report for this year. This year to date $12,300 was realized, with more continuing to come in. This is outstanding! In the four years of this endeavor, Empty Bowl has raised over $55,000 for the Westmoreland County Food Bank. God's people are generous indeed ... and those who attended last Sunday were blessed - AND well fed.