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Carroll County Empty Bowls Event This Sunday

Join Carroll County Empty Bowls this Sunday to raise funds for the Carroll County Soup Kitchen. For the 20th year in a row Carroll County Empty Bowls has hosted the Empty Bowls event to help feed the hungry.

When: Sunday, February 25th, 2024, 11:00 – A. M. – 2:30 – P. M.

Where: Carroll County Agricultural Center, 900 Newnan Road, Carrollton

Cost: $15 per ticket for those ages 9 and above

Bring your friends and family to enjoy a silent auction, listen to live music, and experience a standard soup kitchen meal. Each ticket purchased also allows you to select a handmade bowl made and donated by local artists like Leonard McEwen and Suzanne Kleese-Stamps. 

Individuals and companies can also become soup kitchen sponsors with a donation of $100 or more. Donations will be accepted either in person with checks or cash or via these online channels:

Venmo: @ccsoupkitchen345

Paypal: @ccsoupkitchen345

Joe Williamson, the Soup Kitchen’s treasurer, encourages people to volunteer during the event as well. “We always have so many people volunteer, but having more people is always a plus,” Williamson emphasizes.

You can sign up to volunteer here. There are still slots available to fill!

Williamson points out that just one $15 ticket provides four meals at the Soup Kitchen. Since the Kitchen doesn’t have labor costs, all the funds raised go toward food and other supplies needed to run the charity. Williamson also adds that it is the Empty Bowls event that often funds up to thirty percent of the charity for the rest of the year.

“As grocery prices rise and wages don’t, we see more and more people needing assistance,” he states. “The soup, slice of bread, and glass of water that we serve at this event signify what our people get fed three times a week. It’s to show what we do with the funds.”

Individuals and sponsors alike can buy pre-sale tickets at these Carrollton businesses to get ahead of the line at the event:

Barker House 

Carrollton Center for The Arts

City Station

Feathers & Twigs

Sweet Pea’s

Merle Norman

Joe Williamson and everyone from the Carroll County Soup Kitchen and Carroll County Empty Bowls invite you to be a driving force of change right here in your community! To learn more, follow them on their socials, Carroll County Empty Bowls and Carroll County Soup Kitchen. To learn more about the Soup Kitchen’s impact on the county over the years, check out our other article here.

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Jessica is a military brat who dubbed Carrollton her hometown a decade ago. She likes to write about locals who impact the community in a positive way. In her free time she starts and maybe finishes home improvement projects, sews, and scrapbooks.