Ceramic artists are making a statement with their pottery pieces while raising funds to help homeless families.
The third annual Empty Bowl fundraiser benefits Family Promise of the East San Fernando Valley. The event is from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. June 2 at the First United Methodist Church of Glendale, 134 N. Kenwood St., Glendale. Proceeds provide safe shelter, meals and support to homeless families.
Area artists are creating one-of-a-kind bowls and donating them to the fundraiser. Guests can choose a bowl and fill it with one of several soups donated by local restaurants. An assortment of donated breads and desserts accompany the meal. Then everyone takes their bowls home as a reminder of the hunger and uncertainty homeless families face daily.
Last year, more than 300 bowls left the building in happy hands, said bowl Chairwoman Barbara Lazar, who has been a pottery student at the Burbank Creative Arts Center for 10 years.