Empty Bowls fundraiser packs ABC Church in Atascadero
–The 4th Annual Empty Bowls fundraiser packed Atascadero Bible Church Thursday.
This year, the El Camino Homeless Organization (ECHO) fundraiser included $25 bowls of soup and bread donated from local restaurants. Each guest selected his or her own bowl donated by local potters and schools. Attendees got to take the bowls home with them.
Echo CEO Wendy Lewis said lunch brought in hundreds of people and the online reservations for dinner equaled those for lunch. This year was the first year that dinner was added to the event.
Wendy Lewis said, “It was so nice to see the community turn out for ECHO and the people we serve. They really loved the soups.”
The El Camino Homeless Organization operates a homeless shelter across the street from Atascadero Bible Church. ECHO offers dinner, showers, sleeping quarters, and other services for those in need in the North County.