Local teenager Alyssa Marie Coon recently donated her time by sharing her music during the third annual Empty Bowls of Delray Beach on Sunday, Dec. 2.
The Palm Beach County Food Bank put together the event to help fight hunger by replenishing the food bank for local residents who may not know where their next meal is coming from.
The event had basic meals consisting of bread and water provided by Old School Bakery and soups provided by various local restaurants served by local celebrities. Hundreds of people paid a donation to eat. Each person received a donated handmade bowl made by various local artists to take home with them as a reminder that hunger is a daily issue for many in Palm Beach County.
Coon shares her acoustical musical talent for other charities as well. She hosts open mic events at Mike Soper Music in Wellington to raise money to fight Alzheimer’s disease, which she is passionate about because she lost her great-grandfather due to Alzheimer’s.
On her 12th birthday, Coon recorded a cover to the song “Concrete Angel” by Martina McBride, and all of the proceeds from the song benefited ChildHelp to end child abuse.
Coon plays piano, guitar and ukulele. She is also a songwriter and believes in touching people through her music. She performs for local venues and festivals all over Florida.
Visit www.alyssamariecoon.com to learn more.