Varieties of soup in colorful, hand crafted bowls filled a table at Manchester Community College on Saturday afternoon as part of the 19th annual “Empty Bowls” grassroots initiative to fight hunger.
With a donation of $15 to ‘Empty Bowls’ partner Foodshare, attendees chose a soup and bread and were able to keep the handcrafted bowl, which served as a symbol and a reminder that hunger throughout Connecticut is an affliction on society.
The bowls were a donation from local potters, crafts people, and students of the local community. At least 200 gallons of soup, bread, and pastries were donated from the Manchester Community College, local restaurants, and food suppliers.
The initiative will benefit neighbors who often go hungry, providing up to 75 meals for every $30 received.
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