Victoria Empty Bowls raises $28,000 to feed hungry

Empty Bowls Donation Photo Victoria Empty Bowls recently donated $28,000 to several agencies fighting hunger in Victoria.

Local agencies fighting hunger throughout the Crossroads region recently received a check of $28,000 from Victoria Empty Bowls, an annual event at Victoria College that raises proceeds to benefit food banks and assistance organizations.

Victoria College students and area potters create bowls throughout the year for Victoria Empty Bowls. The most recent event, which was the 15th anniversary for Victoria Empty Bowls, was held on Feb. 10 at Victoria College’s Student Center.

The $28,000 was split between the Victoria Christian Assistance Ministry, Food Bank of the Golden Crescent, Christ’s Kitchen and Meals on Wheels Victoria.

“Empty Bowls provides an opportunity for our community to come together not only to enjoy the festivities of the day, but also to collaboratively support the mission of several nonprofits in our community,” said Robin Cadle, president/CEO of Food Bank of the Golden Crescent. “This event provides much-needed funds to these organizations in our community as they work together to assist those in need in our community.”

The event also raises scholarship funds for Victoria College visual arts students.

Photo caption: Pictured from left are Sherri Pall, Victoria Empty Bowls co-chair; Marc Hinojosa of Victoria Christian Assistance Ministry; Cindy Roberts and Trish Hastings of Christ’s Kitchen; Robin Cadle of Food Bank of the Golden Crescent; Dan Williams-Capone of Meals on Wheels Victoria; Rebecca Barefield, Victoria Empty Bowls volunteer; Debra Chronister, Victoria Empty Bowls co-chair; and Matt Wiley, Victoria Empty Bowls volunteer.