Turner Center Helps in the Fight Against Hunger

Staff Report From Valdosta CEO

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Sementha Mathews, Executive Director for the Turner Center for the Arts, presented an Empty Bowls check to Eliza McCall, Director of Marketing for Second Harvest of South Georgia on Sept 10.

The center hosted several pottery classes in recent months allowing patrons to make bowls. Seventy bowls created by local hands were sold for $20 each, and coupled with some donations, helped raise $1,500 for the cause. Those who purchased the bowls were invited back on Sept. 10 to partake in a soup and bread dinner to observe the fact that one in four in our community struggle with hunger. Each dollar raised provides eight meals; and the $1,500 raised will provide 12,000 meals in our area. The Turner Center thanks all participants for making the Empty Bowls fundraiser a success.