Empty Bowls dinners
Fresh Start Ministries sponsored its ninth annual Empty Bowls soup luncheon Thursday at First Baptist Church. Founder Jay Pope said about 300 lunches were prepared for the fundraiser, which supports the Fresh Start transitional home for incarcerated men. The men work for part of their rent. Fresh Start Ministries has worked several years to help men with a second chance after incarceration. Through prayer and walks faith from mentors, each is guided into a better facet of living. The true Word of God is the foundation, according to leaders.