The Lincoln Food Bank hosted its 19th annual Empty Bowl Fundraiser, handing out artisanal bowls to those who give back to the community in need.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Lincoln Food Bank hosted its 19th annual Empty Bowl Fundraiser, distributing handcrafted bowls to those who give back to the community in need.
A unique drive-thru has driven locals to give back, with hundreds to help Lincoln’s Food Bank with their take-out Empty Bowls fundraiser.
“The event typically draws close to 1,000 guests,” said Michaella Kumke, of the Lincoln Food Bank. “We are really delighted that we did not achieve this capacity this year, but several hundred people have turned out to support the event this year.
The food bank partnered with down under pottery some Lincoln restaurants which offered a variety of soups.
Due to COVID-19, attendees were given a bowl and were able to choose one of four prepared soups to go instead of tasting them all as in the past.
One owner says that while it’s not the same, he’s happy to come back year after year.
“So it’s a good cause that touches a lot of people,” said Andy Wilson, of restaurant La Paz.
“People are always happy to see the chorizo potato soup and come back for a few seconds.
But today it’s a little different. It has a different twist, like just handing it over instead of being in a place that serves it.
“What makes this event so special is that it brings together foodies, artists and community members determined to help us alleviate hunger,” said Kumke.
A participant adds that she supports her because the needs in her city are great.
“Being able to meet the basic needs of our community will help our community move forward together,” said Stacy Dam. “It is therefore important to support these kinds of events.
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