Empty Bowls is a nationwide campaign to combat hunger. Each community develops its own style of Empty Bowls event. Typically a soup dinner is prepared and handmade bowls are "bought" with a donation of $20. In McKinney, St. Peter's Episcopal Church hosts the soup dinner. Because there are so many fine artists in town, the organizers added an online silent auction for fine art bowls. All proceeds from the auction will go to the cause.

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The Empty Bowls soup dinner is this Thursday (Feb. 6), from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Handmade bowls for the event have been made by parishioners, the youth groups, kids club and local artists. Soup sponsors are Gregory's Bistro, Hamm's Custom Meats, The Pantry, Patina Green, Rick's Chophouse, San Miguel Grill and SNUG on the Square. All proceeds will benefit Community Lifeline. Tickets are sold through the church and at the door.

The online silent auction (EmptyBowlsMcKinney.com) will conclude Thursday night. The pictures don’t do the artwork justice, so you need to come Thursday to see them in person.

For more information, visit the Community Lifeline Center at communitylifeline.org.