Published February 19, 2016
DECATUR—The third annual St. Thomas More School Empty Bowls Project will be held on Thursday, Feb. 25, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The dinner program will be in Mulhern Hall, located at 630 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur.
The Empty Bowls Project is a grassroots initiative to bring awareness to the fight against hunger worldwide.
This year the project is raising funds for ServeHaiti, an all-volunteer organization working in solidarity with the people of Grand-Bois, Haiti, since 2001, and the Good Shepherd School. ServeHaiti projects included building a medical clinic, improving schools and working toward clean water for every home in the community.
Organizers of the Empty Bowls Project are changing things up a bit this year. The focus will be more on the experience than the content of the meal so young people obtain an understanding of what it means to be truly hungry.
The meal will consist of rice and beans, the same meal that is served at Good Shepherd. For those children, this could be the only daily meal they have. Most attendees will not leave with the same full feeling they are blessed to have after traditional meals. This event is open to the community and all are encouraged to bring friends.
Donations will be collected at the door with a suggested amount of $3 per child, $6 per adult and a family maximum of $22. For more information, visit www.stmga.org.