Hub City Empty Bowls event held for MLK Day

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SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SC (WSPA)– The Spartanburg community filled Wofford College’s Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts to make bowls Monday.

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the local charity Hub City Empty Bowls hosted their annual “Bowl Making Day.”

The event, which was free and open to the public, let participants come in to make a clay bowl.

Once the bowls have dried, they’ll be professionally glazed and fired by the Carolina Clay Artists.

The charity will then sell the bowls for $20 each at their fall fundraiser, Soup Day.

For $20 event attendees will get a locally made bowl, unlimited gourmet soups, and hear live music. All the proceeds from Soup Day will then go to Total Ministries to feed those in need. 

Hub City Empty Bowls Chairperson Bruce Bowyer said their goal is to have 1,000 bowls this year and this is a great way to spend the holiday.

“It just gets the community involved in helping the community and we have a lot of fun doing in and they have a lot of fun doing it,” Bowyer said. 

TOTAL Ministires Executive Director Traci Kennedy said each $20 bowl equates to 101 pounds of food that can help fill a food pantry. Kennedy said TOTAL Ministries works to feed nearly 40,000 people in the Spartanburg area. 

“Hub City Empty Bowls is a huge cushion for use to use when the donations aren’t coming in as much. So, our food pantry is never bare. It’s gigaintic for us,” Kennedy said. 

Hub City Empty Bowls said there may also be another chance for community members to make a bowl for charity later this spring.

For more information about Hub City Empty Bowls, click here.

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