The Crisis Food Center in Alton will benefit from a fundraiser Saturday, sponsored by and held at the Jacoby Arts Center. The 4th annual Riverbend Empty Bowls Project will allow participants to take home a handmade bowl, enjoy delicious local soups, and support a good cause. The event runs from 11am to 2pm.
More than a half dozen local restaurants and businesses have donated soups for the occasion in which a patron buys a handcrafted bowl for $20 and it's filled with the soup of your choice. Crisis Food Center Executive Director Susan Jolley says they have seen a rise in clients over the age of 55 and under the age of 6 over the past few years.
The soups this year will be offered by S&S Sandwich Shop, My Just Desserts, Julia's Banquet Center, State Street Market, Tony's, and Gentelin's. Duke Bakery donates all of the rolls.