The Empty Bowls Soup Luncheon brings in thousands of people each year. Each person pays a small donation, and all of the proceeds go straight back to feeding the hungry in the community.
"Everybody has great fun, I helped make bowls, so that was fun and being out here and seeing all your neighbors and I just think it's a great cause. You can't get better than feeding the public." said Sandy Poulson.
Around 300 gallons of soup, along with bread, cookies and bowls decorated by artists, children and professionals, were all donated for the event. Guests get to keep their bowl hoping that each time they use it they'll remember the people who are food insecure.
"This is what this whole event is about for those that don't have enough to eat," said Corey Farris, board member. "This is a small thing that we can do to try to help the food banks and the soup kitchens that are helping feed the people who don't have enough to eat. Whether they're little children or grown adults."
Volunteers and guests enjoy being able to help the community in this way.
"I came last year, participated. I worked in the bowl room and I just saw how many people were here, and I started reading up on how important it was," Poulson said. "Personally, I just believe that in the United States there should be no one going hungry."
"It's something where the community can get together to help people that are less fortunate and I'm all for anything that helps people out." said Andrea Winters.
The Empty Bowls Soup Luncheon is each year, the Saturday of the last weekend in February. Visit the website for more information.