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Boise Fills Bowls for the Hungry

Annual Empty Bowls event set for Friday, Nov. 28

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Thousands of Idahoans go hungry every day. Since 1984, The Idaho Foodbank has distributed more than 135 million pounds of food to Idaho families in need, relying on funding through grants, donations and events like Empty Bowls, where bowls hand-painted by artists of all skill levels are available for purchase and can then be filled with hearty soup donated by one of several local restaurants. Empty Bowls is a popular annual event with nearly 3,000 bowls this year, so expect to be in line for a bit. While you wait, The Foodbank would "encourage you to remember that not all our Idaho neighbors are able to feed their families ... and funds raised help provide free food assistance to those badly in need this winter."