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Hundreds of people in the community turned out Friday to raise thousands of dollars to help fight hunger in the annual Empty Bowls fundraiser.  People lay down 20 dollars, get a hand-made ceramic bowl and a hot-soup lunch, while supporting the cause.  

Local ceramicists and potters, some of them students and others community artists, donated their time over months to hand craft some 1500 bowls for the event.

Chris Bolt/WAER News

  Fill a bowl and feed the hungry. The Empty Bowls event attracted a lot of people today to purchase a ceramic bowl to help local food pantry program.

“Child Hunger exists in every county in the United States.” The child food insecurity rate for Onondaga County is 19.4%, or 20,720 children.” 

For some artists who made bowls for Empty Bowls, it’s not the first time they participate. Syracuse University ceramics graduate student Peter Smith says he is excited to see it happen again.

Mark Bialczak

The phrase empty bowls can bring many sad images to mind, can't it?

Hannah Warren/WAER News

People were lined up at 11:00 o’clock in Syracuse this morning to get a bowl of soup.