Thousands buy empty bowls to feed the needy

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by Karen Zatkulak

NWCN.com

Posted on November 29, 2013 at 11:10 PM

BOISE -- The day after Thanksgiving, many in Boise spent time giving back to those in need.

The annual Empty Bowls fundraiser filled the Grove, as people waited in line to pick up their favorite, donated bowl.

More than 2,000 bowls were sold for a good cause.

For several hours people came to the Grove to pick out a bowl to help feed the hungry.

It was the 16th year for the Empty Bowls event.

For the past few months, people have been donating their time to paint ceramic bowls at several local shops.

Those bowls are then donated and people lined up this morning to buy a bowl for $10.

The proceeds all go to the Idaho Foodbank.

"I've been here a lot of years and I always get one with a handle because they are good for soup and stuff," said Chase Doyl.

"The line was long then and now it's humongous, so it's a really great turnout," said Sienna Dodd.

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