The 3rd annual Empty Bowls of Carroll County fundraiser to benefit The Shepherd’s Staff Emergency and Crisis Assistance Programs is just around the corner.

Seating times for the March 31 event are 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2 p.m.

Tickets are $16.50 ($20 at the door, children under 5 are free) and get you soup and bread with a handcrafted bowl to take home. The Shepherd’s Staff say these bowls are to help serve as a reminder that there are people living in our community whose bowls remain empty.

Sample soups from some of Carroll County’s best restaurants including:

Coffee will be provided by Furnace Hills Coffee. Desserts and soft drinks available with additional donation.

Founded in 1991, The Shepherd’s Staff is a Christian outreach and support center that works to assist those in crisis or in need. They focus on providing temporary assistance and solving short-term problems while helping people find long-term solutions.

The Shepherd’s Staff is very reliant on volunteers to succeed with their mission. Learn more about opportunities here!

Where: St. John’s Church, Portico, 43 Monroe St., Westminster, MD, 21157. 410-857-5944.