Gabriel Christus
Jayne Norton, the MRC’s food pantry manager, hands Sarah Ocasek a sample of soup during the Empty Bowls lunch last Thurday at the Evergreen Lake House.

Empty Bowls is truly an event for the community, by the community.

“Everything you’re enjoying today has been donated by someone in this community. That’s what makes this such a great event,” Holly Simon, board member for the Mountain Resource Center, told the folks assembled to enjoy soup and raise funds for those in need.

The annual Empty Bowls event raises money for the MRC and its efforts to help feed hungry families. The MRC hosted the first day of the two-day event last Wednesday at the organization’s main office in Conifer.