ATASCADERO — The public is welcome to join ECHO, El Camino Homeless Organization for their 2018 Empty Bowls community luncheon on Thursday, April 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.The 3rd annual event benefits their mission to empower people to make positive change by providing food, shelter and supportive services.
Participants are treated to deliciously prepared soup served by local celebrities in a beautiful bowl for keeping. Some of the bowls are handmade by local artisan potters, some decorated by students from Atascadero and Paso Robles High Schools, Cuesta College and Atascadero Fine Arts Academy, and others come from the “eclectic collection” gathered by ECHO volunteers.
Empty Bowls, is scheduled to be held at the Atascadero Bible Church located at 6225 Atascadero Ave, will feature not only a variety of handmade soups, but also artisan breads prepared by more than a dozen local chefs and restaurants.
Some of the local celebrities serving soup at the event include San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson, Supervisor Debbie Arnold, Mayor Tom O’Malley and several others. Celebrities will also receive a beautiful bowl.
Last year’s Empty Bowl raised approximately $27,000 — all of which went directly toward ECHO’s efforts to care for the homeless in the North County.
Each night at ECHO, 50 men, women and children are sheltered and provided a nutritious meal and a warm bed as they work toward independence and housing. ECHO could not provide these vital services without the support of the community, and they look forward to the community coming together at Empty Bowls to celebrate.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at Eventbrite https://echoemptybowls2018.eventbrite.com or in person at the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce and the Atascadero Bible Church.