POCATELLO — Nuclear Care Partners, an organization that provides benefits guidance and in-home care to former atomic workers, is helping sponsor this year’s upcoming Empty Bowls Project. All of the proceeds will be donated to the Meals on Wheels program to help feed seniors in the area who otherwise might not get a hot and nutritious meal every day.

Nuclear Care Partners invites anyone in the community to help paint bowls for this event. Patrons can help paint bowls at Possibly Picasso, 351 W. Broadway St. in Idaho Falls, Idaho, now through the month of September and are invited to gather a group of friends, family, coworkers or strangers to spend time painting together and helping others. Those wanting to help paint should contact Nuclear Care Partners at 1 208-715-3025 to receive their ticket to paint one of the Empty Bowls bowls. Tickets are not available at Possibly Picasso. Local artists are also invited to donate any bowls they have made and can contact Nuclear Care Partners to do so.

The dinner event will take place on Oct. 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend, buy a bowl and help a senior fill theirs. Additionally, there will be a raffle for various donated prizes and gift baskets. For more event information, call 208-715-3025.

“I love the quote ‘when you buy a bowl you fill someone else’s’ because that truly is the case,” said Angela Hays Carey, community outreach manager/trainer at Nuclear Care Partners. “Knowing that your art, your creation, is going to help seniors through the Meals on Wheels program makes the effort not only fun but extra rewarding.”

A $3 donation is suggested to help offset the cost of each bowl.