What is it like to be really hungry? In our community, too many people still do not have enough to eat, not knowing where they will find their next meal.

On Saturday, February 25th from 4-8 pm, St. Stephens High School (SSHS) and Bunker Hill High School (BHHS) will host the popular Catawba County Empty Bowls Event. 

For a donation of $20.00, guests enjoy delicious gourmet soup served in a handmade keepsake bowl, along with homemade yeast rolls, desserts, and drinks.  The unique bowls are crafted by pottery students and staff at SSHS and BHHS in addition to local potters. Culinary Arts students make the bread, and all soups are donated by local restaurants. 

Guests are served by high school students to reinforce the importance of giving back to the community.  ALL proceeds go directly to the area soup kitchens.  In the past, the event has donated over $15,000 to The Corner Table Soup Kitchen and The Hickory Soup Kitchen!

Empty Bowls is national event that raises awareness for hunger in local communities.  The event was started at SSHS by Becki Henderson-Gow and her pottery students and has continued with the current teachers at SSHS.  For the past six years, Jessica Sherrill and art teachers Lori Deal-Flynn and Seana Justice have organized the event. 

The event will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church. Tickets are available at the door or can be reserved in advance by contacting SSHS, BHHS, The Corner Table or Hickory Soup Kitchen.