Empty Bowl fundraiser helps feed local low-income families

Empty Bowl fundraiser helps feed local low-income families

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The annual Empty Bowl fundraiser raised thousands for hungry children Sunday afternoon.

Nearly 600 people stopped by North Side Recreation Center for a delicious variety of soups served in bowls painted by local artists.

Columbus Parks and Recreation organized the event along with Feeding the Valley. The proceeds help low income families in the area put food on the table.

"One-hundred percent of our proceeds go to Feeding the Valley for the Kids café program," said Empty Bowl's project manager Lisa Castile. "Basically, what it comes down to is each bowl that's sold is $10, and that creates 25 meals. So you get to keep your bowl at the end of the event and also know that you've made 25 meals for people in our area."

You can see WTVM's chief meteorologist Derek Kinkade taking advantage of this deal and getting some delicious soup in a homemade bowl.

The event raised close to $6,000 for charity.

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