LUMBERTON — A fundraiser for a soup kitchen and shelter will be held Sunday.
Lumberton Christian Care Center, located at 220 E. Second St., Lumberton, is holding its first Empty Bowl from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the center. The menu is soup, crackers and desserts provided by local restaurants, including Pier 41; Candy Sue’s Cafe; Cakes and Pastries; and the center’s very own Mr. Leroy.
Tickets are $15, which includes soup in a pottery bowl to keep, and dessert. Tickets are $10 for soup and dessert but no bowl. Tickets for children ages 3 to 8 are available for $8. Purchase tickets by calling the center at 910-739-1204.
The bowls were made and donated by Jim Tripp’s pottery class at Robeson Community College. Only 250 bowls are available.
The Lumberton Christian Care Center provides emergency and transitional housing for men, women, and families. Hot meals are provided Mondays through Fridays for anyone who wants to come, and donated food is often available for guests to take home. Laundry and shower facilities are open to residents and community members in need.
Free clothing and hygiene kits are available, also. A computer room is available for job and housing searches. In 2016, the center served 30,090 meals and had 2,519 overnight stays.