'Empty Bowls' raises money for Hattiesburg food pantry

'Empty Bowls' raises money for Hattiesburg food pantry

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Pine Belt area artists Saturday helped a Hub City food pantry feed those in need.

Local potters donated hundreds of handcrafted bowls for an event at Main Street Books.

It was the annual "Empty Bowls" and raised money for the Edwards Street Fellowship Center.

Dozens of people dropped by the store and for $20, they got a bowl, and a meal of soup, bread and dessert.

They also enjoyed live entertainment.

"We only do one fundraiser a year and this is it," said Ann McCullen, executive director of the Edwards Street Fellowship Center. "We spend a whole year recruiting people to paint bowls and make bowls. We have over 750 beautiful, unique pottery bowls here today."

This was the fifth year for the "Empty Bowls" event.