Ridgeview High 'bowls over' hunger

Redmond school hosts 'Empty Bowls' benefit for Jericho Road

Empty Bowls big hit

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.

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