'Empty Bowls' hosts hundreds to fight hunger

'Empty Bowls' hosts hundreds to fight hunger
Hundreds showed up for the 'Empty Bowls' event at the Civic Center last year (Source: WALB)
Those who attended got to try different types of tasty soups and other treats from more than 14 area restaurants.
Those who attended got to try different types of tasty soups and other treats from more than 14 area restaurants.
Nicole Williams
Nicole Williams
Izzie Sadler
Izzie Sadler

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - More than 400 people helped battle hunger at Wednesday's Empty Bowls fundraiser at the Albany Civic Center.

Those who attended got to try different types of tasty soups and other treats from more than 14 area restaurants.

Each person also got to pick out a handmade ceramic bowl.

The event raises money for Meals on Wheels and the Albany Area Arts Council.

"It really just gets better every year. Its such a cool thing to watch. A lot of times, when things go on over the years they sort of lose their sparkle. We have managed to tweak it in some way or perfect some way every year that makes it smoother and nicer," said Nicole Williams with the Albany Area Arts Council.

"We split the funds halfway so the SOWEGA Council on aging uses our funds for the Meals on Wheels program and the art council uses there's for receptions for their artists," explained Development Director Izzie Sadler.

This was the fifth year for the event was hosted.

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