Empty bowls fights hunger
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WARWICK, N.Y. -- Thousands of kids and adults go hungry every day in New York. One community organization hopes to combat hunger, by creating bowls.
It's an effort called, "empty bowls." Sunday's event took place at Warwick Valley High School. Local potters create handcrafted bowls, and supporters attend a community meal of soup, bread and dessert.
For their donation to the cause, guests keep a bowl as a reminder of the empty bowls around the world. The money raised goes to local organizations working to end hunger. The event on Sunday also included a silent auction, music and activities.
Justin Lapidus, Warwick High School senior said, “At first I didn't think it was possible, but it really grew. and through our community’s efforts, the community standing up, taking part in this, realizing this charity event is something great, it really helped us raise a lot of money. with a great amount of volunteers, and a lot of my fellow classmates are here. it's really great."
Proceeds from the empty bowls event will benefit five organizations in Warwick.