The Empty Bowls Project is back in Plant City
The Plant City Empty Bowls Project will once again make its return on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The event will be held at the Robert W. Willaford Railroad Museum, 102 N. Palmer St., in Plant City.
There patrons can purchase and choose from an array of 24 soups for $10. These will be prepared by Fred’s Restaurant, local churches and organizations.
Different container sizes can hold anywhere from 1 to 16 ounces; 2 to 8 ounces or 4 ounces of soup.
“Last year, we incorporated CDC and City COVID-19 protocols like social distancing our chefs and public, provided hand sanitizing stations, masks – and gloves were worn,” said Silvia Dodson, board member of the United Food Bank and Services of Plant City. “A drive-thru service was created in the north parking lot adjacent to the railroad museum to serve the public with their selection of soups. This year, we will do the same.”
Along with the soup, the $10 donation can also purchase a custom-made bowl created by students from local schools.
Also, 3D chalk artists will be painting the sidewalk along Palmer Street and accompanied by art students. Photo opportunities with the sidewalk art will be available.
John Haney of Ace Realty and Auctioneers will host the auctioning off of various bowls.
There will be live performances by saxophonist Larry Clark and his daughter. Also by jazz artists Geri Blount and Friends.
And there will be the Fork Ran Away with the Spoon 5k, which will run from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Participants will meet in front of Krazy Kup, 101 E. J Arden Mays Blvd, and at Whistle Stop, 102 S. Collins St.
All proceeds will go toward the United Food Bank and Services of Plant City.