Saturday night’s Empty Bowls event at Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church was deemed a success by event organizers. Over $6,500 was raised, with the money being divided among the food pantries Friends In Deed House, Fishes and Loaves of Glendale, and Christians Concerned for Burma.
Bowls in a variety of colors and styles were available for purchase for $15, said Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church Pastor Paige Eaves. People filled their bowls with a soup of their choice, provided by area restaurants, including Dish in La Cañada, Gourmet a Go Go in Montrose and Leo’s All Star Sports Bar & Grill in La Crescenta. A silent auction was also held.
“I think Thanksgiving and Christmas are an excellent time to be helping others,” said Christians Concerned for Burma volunteer Richard Gorsuch. “There are a lot of people far worse off than we are. Our particular problems remind us how difficult it can be.” Gorsuch added that people can help by supporting nonprofit organizations.