An annual tradition to help local food pantries returns to the Raleigh County seat in 2017. People in Beckley have been preparing for months for the fourth annual Empty Bowls project. At the fundraiser on April 1, 2017, hand painted bowls will be auctioned off at the United Methodist Temple in Beckley.
“You get a wonderful lunch provided by the restaurants around town everything is donated and with that you get to pick your own personal bowl to take home with you and it serves as a reminder of the food need in our area,” said organizer Rebecca Beckett.
In 2016, the group raised more than $17,000 for food banks in Raleigh County. Beckett said she hopes to be just as successful this year. Tickets are $15 a piece and the event will be going on from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday April 1.