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Empty Bowls Scores Again for Hunger

Children painted 3,000 bowls to sell at the Empty Bowls Fundraiser

by Massimo A. Delogu Jr.
Special to the AFRO

    Children painting bowls (Courtesy Photo)
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Anybody who wanted cream of crab soup and wandered by the Timonium Fairgrounds a little too late March 23 left disappointed.

For the seventh year in a row, the cream of crab soup was the big hit for St. Vincent de Paul’s annual Empty Bowls fundraiser.

This year’s crowd topped the 2,000-person mark for an event that included face painting and jewelry making for children and raffles for adults. But most come for the food and a chance to help fight hunger in the area.

Teresa Eaton, event director, said, “Empty Bowls is hugely successful in the community as a very fun family friendly event that allows people to contribute at a very small ticket cost to help their community members in need.”

St. Vincent de Paul serves an estimated 50,000 people every year, according to officials of the non-profit group.

The event’s sponsors include WBAL-TV, BGE, Food Lion, and Redstart Creative. Soups at the event were provided by over twenty restaurants and catering services such as, Atlantic Caterers, Boheme Café, and Miss Shirley’s.

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