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Inaugural ‘Empty Bowls’ Event Raises Thousands For Franklin Food Bank

The inaugural Empty Bowls fundraiser raised at least $19,000 March 10 for the Franklin Food Bank.

Participants chose hand-made pottery bowls and then visited a number of food stations  set up by local restaurants, who donated the food. The event was held at the DoubleTree Hotel on Atrium Drive.

More than 300 tickets were sold prior to the event, and there were a large number of walk-ins, organizers said.

Organizers hope the fundraiser can become a yearly event.

The Franklin Reporter & Advocate live-streamed from the event and spoke with organizers, and food bank representatives:

HAPPENING NOW. at today’s ‘Empty. Bowls’fundraising event for the Franklin Foodbank….until 5 pm at the Double Tree Hotel on Atrium Drive….fill your handcrafted souvenir bowl with a hearty selection from many restaurants in our area…and help make that possible for so many others…. online donations also greatly appreciated @franklinfoodbank.org

Posted by The Franklin Reporter & Advocate on Sunday, March 10, 2019

 

Here are a few scenes from the event:

 

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