Empty Bowls of Bowling Green event receives large turnout

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – One of the nation’s greatest concerns is hunger.

That concern also exists in Bowling Green.

However, Tuesday night an event was held to raise money for those dealing with hunger.

One bowl at a time.

The Empty Bowls of Bowling Green event took place at the Sloan Convention Center from 5 to 8 p.m.

For a small donation of 15$, attendees could pick a handmade ceramic bowl while making a big difference.

The purpose of the event is to bring awareness and provide support to those who are hungry in our communities.

One of the organizers, Garry Taylor, brought the idea for Empty Bowls forward seven years ago.

In 2013, they sold out at 200 bowls in their first year.

They had 400 bowls to offer their second year.

Still, Taylor says hunger is a problem that still needs solving.

Approximately one in every five men, women and children across our county do not know where their next meal will come from.

Organizers of the Empty Bowls event are working to possibly hold the event in the spring for those who missed it on Tuesday.

The amount raised from the event will be announced soon.