Editor's note: This corrects the organization the funds will go toward.
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week will conclude this evening in Laguna Beach, when the community unites over a "bowlluck" supper.
The Hunger Bowl, sponsored by the city's Housing and Human Services Committee, will serve to strengthen compassion and awareness about homelessness and provide funding for the Laguna Relief and Resource Center, which currently houses 45 local homeless people.
The event, to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, will include a variety of soup dishes donated by Laguna's restaurants, live music entertainment and a silent auction of bowl art created by artists from across the country.
An array of artwork by the homeless, from plein air paintings to pen-ink drawings, will also be for sale throughout the evening.
"In the past, the event has been about spreading awareness," said Faye Chapman, host and author of "Faces of the Shadows," a photographic collection of the homeless community. "We've done a great job accomplishing that, so this year, we're focused on raising money for the Shelter."