Getting crafty to help the community: Empty Bowls Project
PADUCAH, Ky - Getting crafty and tapping in to your artistic side may help out your community in an unexpected way.
It started in his head, and was made by Michael Terra's own two hands, "it's not a luxurious job."
The Empty Bowls Project of Paducah is no exception.
Terra fires up 100 ceramic bowls a day, and invites anyone and everyone over to help glaze them.
Filing each bowl with paint will help a local family fill up.
The finished handmade, handpainted bowls will be sold at the Empty Bowls project event for $15.
Fifteen dollars wil allow the Community Kitchen to feed ten people a meal.
"Everybody who walks through our door gets fed."
Those meals go to people like Misty and Duane Thompson and their 5-year-old little girl, Elizabeth.
"It means everything. We get one decent meal if nothing else."
The Thompsons aren't the only family falling on hard times.
The Community Kitchen serves anywhere from 250-350 meals a day.
"We are strictly donations and we depend on the empty bowls project and Michael to raise our funds for the year."