2nd Annual Empty Bowls Event

The second annual empty bowls will be coming back to Cleveland this year.

Empty Bowls is an international grass roots efforts to fight hunger. In a press release, the organization Extra Table said 1 in 5 Mississippians are unsure if they can afford their next meal.

In the Delta, 21 percent of households are food insecure at double the national rate of 10.5%. The second annual fund raiser will be on Friday October 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. That's held at Delta Arts Alliance in Cleveland on 104 South Court Street.

This year because of the pandemic it will be a drive thru with outdoor seating. In exchange for a $25 dollar, patrons get soup, bread, dessert and a drink and also get to take home a hand crafted bowl.

The bowls are made by DSU students or a Delta Potter. The funds raised will be used to support food pantries across the Delta. You can purchase tickets at extrafood.org or call 601-447-4667.

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