For those who aren’t aware, each year an event called Empty Bowls takes place in many cities across the globe. This is a fundraiser to help end hunger and homelessness. All of the efforts and materials for this event are donated. Many local restaurants donate food for the meal, coordinators donate their time to organize the event, and local woodturning clubs donate bowls. Tickets vary in price, giving you either a meal or a meal with a bowl to take home.