Empty Bowls help feed the hungry in Pike County.

Local residents had the chance to fight hunger in Pike County by sitting down for a meal at the annual Empty Bowls luncheon.

The annual event raises money for the Pike County Salvations Army’s Food Bank.

A twenty dollar donation gives visitors a choice of a selection of soups to eat for lunch but also purchases a hand made clay bowl to take home after the meal.

The bowls are made by local residents of varying bowl making skill and fill tables in the Bush Memorial Family Life Center waiting to be picked up by visitors to the luncheon.

The luncheon is the main source of funding for the Salvation Army’s Food Bank every year but it also brings awareness to the hunger that exists in the county.

“There are people that go to bed hungry every night in America and not just because they ran out of cheerios but because they really they need help with food, this awareness raising is emphasized by the bowls that are made,” says Pike County Salvation Army Board Member Doc Kirby. “Every time they use that bowl that’s to remind them that somewhere in America there are people who have bowls that are empty and not just because they didn’t have time to go to the grocery store.”

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