Rhonda Nichols of the Sandy Point Community Club presents a check for $1,840.50 to the Searsport Food Cupboard at the Methodist Church in Searsport. The money was raised at the Empty Bowl Supper held on Sept. 30.

Accepting the check on behalf of the Searsport Congregational and Methodist Churches’ Food Cupboard was Ralph and Joyce Harvey. Asha Fenn, the potter who created 136 original hand-thrown bowls for the Empty Bowl Supper, was also on hand for the presentation. Asha has an Art, Writing and Pottery Studio on Route 1 in Sandy Point, where she gives lessons and rents studio space for other potters. Asha donated all of the bowls for the event.

The Food Cupboard is sponsored by the Congregational, Methodist, Full Gospel and Safe Harbor churches in Searsport; the Congregational Church of Sandy Point, the Town of Stockton Springs and the North Searsport Methodist Church. The Cupboard is open on the first and third Saturdays of the month from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and is located at the Methodist Church on Main Street in Searsport. Since the Food Cupboard has to purchase most of the food it gives away to needy residents of the area, donations are always welcome.