Mar 07, 2020 6:33 PM

Empty Bowls Luncheon raises funds for the hungry

Posted Mar 07, 2020 6:33 PM

by Sarah Thomack/St. Joseph Post staff

Taste testing soups next week can support local organizations that help the hungry in our area.

The Empty Bowls Luncheon next week raises funds for InterServ, Open Door Food Kitchen, Catholic Charities and Second Harvest Community Food Bank. 

Joe Houts with the Empty Bowls event, says their goal is to raise $40,000 this year.

“That’s more than what we’ve normally gotten around $25,000, but we kind of wanted to step up this year with the new building and more people, we’ve got a lot more people coming through and using it.”

Houts says the Open Door Food Kitchen serves up to 250 people a day in their new building.

About 15 local restaurants will be serving soup at the Empty Bowls Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10th, at Wyatt Park Baptist Church.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling Second Harvest at (816) 364-3663.