An annual tradition of charity continued at the Northside Recreation Center Sunday, as People all over the Valley participated in the Empty Bowl Project.
Hosted by Columbus Parks and Recreation, it's one of their biggest events of the year.
"We started the first year with maybe 100 bowls and raised just a little bit of money, but it was enough to get us going," said Recreation Program Supervisor, Lisa Castile.
The event now showcases over 1,000 bowls, that are painted, decorated, and customized for charity.
"The idea started with the arts giving back to the community. And it grew and grew. We've been able to raise a lot of money, I think well over 100 thousand meals we are able to provide," said Castile.
At the event, $15 provided you with a bowl, soup, and unlimited supply of bread.
An event that not only raises funds but raises awareness for Feeding the Valley for the Kids café program.
Organizers say they hope to be able to provide at least have at least 1,000 meals.
Last year, this event raised over $11,000 which provided more than 69,000 meals for children in the Valley.