Empty Bowl Project on the way Posted in: Lifestyle An annual, artful tradition to help those who help residents avoid hunger returns this fall.The Elgin Empty Bowl Project will be Saturday, Nov. 12, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at SPJST Lodge 18, 702 S.H. 95 in Elgin.“The rising inflation and soaring gas and food created an increased need for food and support services in the Elgin community. Food emergency, once a challenge faced by one in seven Elginites two years ago now may impact more than twice that number today,” said Kelly Manfredini, Bastrop County Emergency Food Pantry director of Development and Marketing. “As community support from pandemic dollars dwindles, the need for help remains. The Bastrop County Emergency ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!