The Huntington Area Food Bank teamed up with Marshall University's College of Fine Arts joined forces with several area restaurants and others to help out the hungry across the tri-state.
The 9th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser was Friday First Presbyterian Church in Huntington.
For a $12 donation, hundreds came out for a modest soup lunch provided by area restaurants. They also got a keepsake handmade ceramic bowl made by Marshall ceramics students.
Empty Bowls is a national initiative to raise awareness about hunger. The $12 each person spent can provide 64 meals from the HAFB for those in need. This year's goal was to raise $20,000, which will provide more than 107,000 meals.
There was also a silent auction to help raise more money at the event.
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