McKinney fundraiser to help feed neighbors in need

April 16, 2018 by  

The first ever Empty Bowls event in McKinney was held back in 2012, and it will soon be back for another year.

The fundraiser, which is being held in support of Community Lifeline Center’s food pantry, will see the public being served a variety of gourmet soups and other fare. When they have finished their meal, they will be able to walk away with one of the more than 1,000 handcrafted bowls that have been made by local student and professional artisans.

Guests at the event will be able to enjoy their soup along with bread and sweet treats, which will be prepared by chefs who work in area restaurants. The organizers noted that last year, the event was able to raise $30,000 to help those in the area who need a helping hand to ensure they have food on their table.

General admission tickets start at $25, and a limited number of special Collector’s Club tickets are also on sale. Those who choose this option will be able to arrive early and select their bowl from a range of special offerings. The price for this opportunity is $75, and materials crafted by a flyer printing company can aid in promoting it to the community.

This community effort to help stamp out hunger will be held at 111 North Tennessee Street in McKinney. It has been scheduled for May 3, and its online listing includes additional details.