One of my favorite events to be involved with is Bowls for Humanity, which is coming up on March 31st. This event combines donations of hand-made pottery with donations of delicious soup and offers them for sale to the public.
Bowls for Humanity was my introduction to the Food and Care Coalition, years before I started working here. I was playing in a band in college, and we were invited to play live music at the 2nd annual Bowls for Humanity.
I enjoyed the atmosphere and the food, but didn’t know much about the mission of the Food and Care Coalition. I took the time to learn about the services offered and why they were needed in our community. I learned that there aren’t many resources available for people who are homeless in our community, and that Food and Care played (and plays) a huge part in filling those needs and service gaps. I began volunteering at the Food and Care Coalition, and my band played at a few more events. When an opening came to work at the Food and Care Coalition, I applied and began working here.
Almost nine years later, I love that the Bowls for Humanity event is one that I get to be heavily involved with. It reminds me of why I began doing the work that I do, and the small part that I get to play in helping to meet the needs of the most vulnerable in our community.
Please help us spread the word about Bowls for Humanity, and plan to attend. The funds and awareness that we raise at this event help to support much-needed services in our community.
Heather Hogue-Storehouse Director, Food and Care Coalition