Madison County: Empty Bowls Project to be held Friday in Richmond

For the 16th consecutive year, the Empty Bowls Project is helping to put food on the table for hungry people in Madison County. The community event will be held Friday at First Baptist Church, 425 Eastern ByPass, Richmond. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

With a minimum $12 donation, participants will receive a handmade pottery bowl, homemade soup, bread and drink. Both meals will also feature entertainment by local musicians. At lunch, pianist Marvin Kiper will provide the music, and the Madison Dulcimers, led by Merwyn Jackson, will perform during the dinner.

All proceeds will help feed local residents through four organizations: Richmond Food Bank at New Liberty Family Shelter, God's Outreach Community Food Bank, Home Meals Delivery, and the Salvation Army of Madison County. Bowls have been made and donated by EKU art students and local professional potters.

To volunteer, make a donation, or to request more information, contact Dianna Ackerman at (859) 661-5101 or Lea Wells at (859) 353-2339.