LAHAINA - The first annual Empty Bowl Project was held on April 14 at Star Noodle.
Star Noodle and the Maui Organization for the Ceramic Arts (MOCA) came together to help support the Maui Food Bank.
Partygoers were able to purchase hand-crafted ceramic bowls made by MOCA members, with proceeds from the bowl sales going to the Maui Food Bank.
From left, Tasha Mohline, Kevin Omuro, Richard Yust and Kaala Buenconsejo meet for the check presentation.
Through the generous donations and efforts of Star Noodle and MOCA, they were able to raise $5,000 for the Maui Food Bank.
Empty Bowl Project is an international grassroots effort to help fight hunger. Events have taken place across the United States and in at least a dozen other countries.
Millions of dollars have been raised and donated to hunger-fighting organizations. For more information and pictures of the event, visit Star Noodle's Facebook page.