Empty Bowls event raises money, awareness

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Submitted: Wed, 10/16/2013 - 8:28pm
Updated: Wed, 10/16/2013 - 9:11pm

SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — In Southport, the community came together for a soup lunch to raise awareness of hunger.

Empty Bowl organizers say 26 local restaurants donated the soup.

It cost $15 to attend, and people walked away with a bowl handmade my an area potter.

Proceeds benefit the Southport-Oak Island Interfaith Food Pantry, Matthew’s Ministry and Brunswick Family Assistance.

Organizers say they hope to give $7,000 to each charity.

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