Empty Bowl Fundraiser A Success

By KBJR News 1

Empty Bowl Fundraiser A Success

April 17, 2013 Updated Apr 17, 2013 at 4:05 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank is reporting a very successful outcome for it's 20th annual Empty Bowl fundraiser.

The event took place on Tuesday at the Depot and raised a better-than-expected $59,249.

Second Harvest Food Bank will be able to supply enough food for 242,000 meals through this fundraiser.

Executive Director Shaye Moris attributes the great results this year to a slight increase in community members and school children pre-purchasing bowls, an increase in the on-line auction and Silent Auction.

The empty bowl event started back in 1994 and has now raised $817,230 to feed the hungry.

The amount of money has helped Second Harvest provide more than four million meals to those in need.

Written and posted to the web by Raeanna Marnati