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.
Heather Hogue-Storehouse Director, Food and Care Coalition