Empty Bowls Event Raises Awareness About Hunger

Nothing tastes better on a chilly fall afternoon than a nice big bowl of soup to help warm you up. That is why hundreds of people turned out to the Neighbors Place sixth annual Empty Bowls event in Rothschild.

It allowed people to not only get a chance to sample different soups,
but also an opportunity to donate to a great cause.

For a $10 donation people could pick out a bowl made by local artists and then help themselves to soup.
Dozens of area restaurants donated different types of soup to the event and it gave people a chance to try all kinds.

Neighbors Place Director Tom Rau says this is one of the center's biggest fundraising events of the year, and allows people not only to learn about what Neighbors Place does, but to bring awareness to the issue of hunger.

"There are always people that go to bed hungry at night. An event like this draws attention to that, its a way to raise money to be able to support people and to fulfill that very basic need of bringing food to people who are hungry. " Rau said.

The day also featured pottery on display from local students and artists.

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