Empty Bowl Fundraiser

You can make a difference for the hungry in St. Clair County.  An Empty Bowl event is being held on Thursday, April 4th from 4:30 – 7 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Church in Port Huron to benefit Mid-City Nutrition’s soup kitchen.  Mid City Nutrition Program is a nonprofit soup kitchen serving the hungry of St. Clair County since September 1987. In that time, they have  grown from serving one meal a few days a week to serving meals every day. Last year, just under 64,000 meals were served in their facility, and they  distributed approximately 418,000 pounds of food through their kitchen and mobile food pantries.  As they have outgrown their current location at St. Martin Lutheran Church, they are in the process of building a new facility, which will include two kitchens – one of which will be a teaching kitchen, offering cooking classes targeted at nutrition and healthy living.  The new location will be at 830 Griswold, in Port Huron.  The Empty Bowl fundraiser is the main fundraiser for Mid-City and the evening includes a silent auction and a meal of homemade soup and bread.  Additionally, guests will choose one of the many beautiful soup bowls created by local potters to take home that evening.  Tickets are $25  in advance or $30 at the door.  They are available at Mid-City Nutrition at 805 Chestnut St. in Port Huron, Proper Framing, Weekends,  and St. Clair County Community Mental Health, as well as by phone at 810-982-9261 and online at midcitynutrition.org