A charity event in Belvidere gives residents a lasting reminder to give back.
Empower Boone’s second annual Empty Bowl, held at First United Methodist Church, raised funds for local food pantries.
Tickets prices were donation based and people got a hand made bowl created by Boone County students.
All you can eat soup filled the bowls with a piece of bread on the side.
Participants got to take the bowls home with them and not just for a souvenir.
Organizers say every time they look at their bowls, it’ll remind them of the all the people in the area struggling to put food in their bowls every day.
“There is an abundance of people that are in need in our community and the resources are few, so we are trying to do as much as we possible can to help as many people as we possibly can,” Danice Loveridge, Executive Director and Chaplin for Empower Boone, said.
All the food and drinks were donated by local businesses. The event also had a silent auction, with all proceeds going back into the Empower Boone organization.