REDMOND, Ore. - More than 350 hand-made bowls were on sale at Ridgeview High Sunday, an effort to tackle hunger in Redmond.
The high school held its first "Empty Bowls," event, similar to a yearly Bend event each fall, in this case to raise money for Jericho Road, a soup feed and auction to benefit the needy in Redmond.
Jericho Road is a nonprofit that helps needy individuals and families with transitional housing and food.
At the event, people were able to choose from a variety of bowls to purchase.
The bowls were all made by the high school's ceramics class, while culinary students prepared the soup.
Jericho Road spokeswoman Mary Kimmel said it's a true example of the community helping the community.
"To have students who did all the work, and organizing it, and to see community people turning out to support it -- heartfelt," Kimmel said.
School officials said they hoped the event would raise about $3,000.