Empty Bowls / by Ed Shanahan

Thank you GCH for the opportunity to help with this worthwhile event!

Empty Bowls is an annual grassroots event that occurs across the USA. Its purpose is to raise funds to help feed the hungry. The local event that I photographed was organized by the Giving Circle of Hope and took place at Floris United Methodist Church in Herndon Friday night. Many local groups, including the Girl Scouts and local potters helped pull this off and dozens of restaurants generously donated soup, bread and desserts to make this possible. Last year the event raised over $35,000 to benefit Food for Others, a local non-profit.