Students take stock in Torres Shelter situation, help with fundraiser

Feb 26, 2016 4:20 PM by News Staff

A fundraiser for the Torres Shelter ended up a soup-erb success at Chico High last night.

Nearly 300 people showed up for the 15th annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser.

Chico High student Elaina Carey realized the need for this event, especially in the shelter’s crucial time of need.

"When there's an emergency that is extremely important for those people,” she said. “I think that's a really big part of our community is helping people out who need help.”

Carey’s classmate Molly Whitfield said she likes the soup and companionship.

“This is just a great way to get the community together and provide a little extra help for them."

Torres Shelter Executive Director Brad Montgomery had a heartfelt thank you to those helping to save the shelter.

“It's the most successful we've ever had and this is honestly the best part of the event,” he said. “You put in so much effort, so many people have helped and then you watch people really enjoy themselves. I’m glad they came out and glad they helped a good cause and are having a great time."}

Chico students, community members and organizers made 275 ceramic bowls for the event, and 25 local restaurants donated the soup.


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