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'Empty Bowls' Highlights Local Artists, Raises Funds To Fight Hunger

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The Rhode Island Food Bank is hosting a fundraiser Friday night with a twist. The event called “Empty Bowls” lets participants eat soup from local...

The Rhode Island Food Bank is hosting a fundraiser Friday night with a twist. The event called “Empty Bowls” lets participants eat soup from local restaurants in bowls created by local and national artists. 

Participants can take the bowls home with them at the end of the evening. Food Bank spokesman Hugh Minor says the concept was created by a Michigan ceramics teacher and his wife twenty-five years ago.

“They got to take this bowl home as a symbol of what they’d done and the fact that there still were empty bowls in their community,” said Minor.

The event has become a tradition across the country. The dinner will benefit the Rhode Island Food Bank, which serves nearly 170 food programs around the state.

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'Empty Bowls' Highlights Local Artists, Raises Funds To Fight Hunger
'Empty Bowls' Highlights Local Artists, Raises Funds To Fight Hunger