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'Empty Bowls' now underway

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FLINT (WJRT) -

(09/27/12) - 'Empty Bowls,' an annual effort by the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, is underway.

It's a day to support Mid-Michigan's art community and to help the hungry at the same time.

There is soup - and lots of it - from 44 Mid Michigan restaurants. This year is the twenty-second annual Empty Bowls event.

For $15, you'll get a bottomless bowl of soup, and on top of that, you can take home a one-of-kind, hand made bowl. Basically, the Food Bank has been turned into a massive restaurant.

There are two sessions Thursday. Lunch ends at 2 p.m. and dinner runs from 4-8 p.m.

The bowls were made by students at the Flint Institute of Arts, and all proceeds help the Food Bank provide meals for people in need.

Last year's event brought in $33,000 - enough to provide around 17,000 meals.

There are autographed bowls up for auction as well. Names like Prince Fielder, Justin Verlander, a bunch of Red Wings, and even actors like Kevin Bacon.

For more information, click HERE.

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