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Owensboro fundraiser aims to help end hunger

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OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) -

A group called "Empty Bowls of Owensboro" is holding its annual fundraiser tonight.

It's part of a national movement supporting places that feed the hungry.

Tonight's fundraiser will take place at First Presbyterian Church on Griffith Avenue in Owensboro.

Unlike last year, the event is already sold out, but if you already bought your ticket, here's how everything works.

You'll get to pick a ceramic bowl that's been created just for the fundraiser.

After it's filled with soup for dinner, volunteers will wash your bowl, so you can take it home.

Because it was so popular last year, organizers say they're bringing back the silent auction.

There will also be a "buy it now" option if you don't want to risk being outbid.

Local artists have created pieces that will be available exclusively at the fundraiser.

There will be two main serving times tonight; 5 and 6 p.m.

Empty Bowls is a grassroots movement to help end hunger.

The goal is "Feeding hungry people, one bowl at a time."

All money raised will go toward local soup kitchens and food pantries.

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