“Empty Bowls” Benefit for Flat Rock Backpack Program Returns on May 19th

A large room of people during an Empty Bowls fundraiser
Flat Rock Backpack Program

Local ceramic artists will once again fire up their kilns for the seventh year to help hungry children in the greater Flat Rock area.

On Sunday, May 19, 2024, “Empty Bowls,” a community meal benefiting the Flat Rock Backpack Program, will take place inside the Parish Hall at the Episcopal Church of St. John in the Wilderness.

Advance tickets are recommended for the two seatings: 12:00 pm-2:00 pm and 4:00 pm-6:00 pm.  Each ticket includes one hand-crafted bowl donated by area potters, a soup-based meal, with soups and breads donated by local restaurants and bakers, plus homemade cookies baked by church members.  For those wishing to eat at home, take-away is an available option.

Tickets are $30 per person or $50 for a family of two adults and children under 12.  Tickets are available for purchase online at www.stjohnflatrock.org/empty-bowls.

Please join us for this fun community event. Donations are gratefully accepted throughout the year. The Flat Rock Backpack Program has 501c-3 status. 100% of the money collected goes to feeding at least 150 children in eight schools every weekend.

“The Backpack Team is so very appreciative of the support from the potters, the food providers, and the community, who make this such a successful event,” said Debby Staton, Flat Rock Backpack Program Coordinator.

The Parish Hall is located across the street from the church at 1905 Greenville Highway. For more information write to [email protected] or visit www.stjohnflatrock.org.