Food Bank of Lincoln hosts an Empty Bowls fundraiser drive through

The Food Bank of Lincoln held its 19th annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser, handing out handcrafted bowls to those giving to the community in need.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The Food Bank of Lincoln held its 19th annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser, handing out handcrafted bowls to those giving to the community in need.

A unique drive-thru drove locals to give back, hundreds helping the Food Bank of Lincoln in their Empty Bowls to-go fundraiser.

“The event usually attracts close to 1,000 guests,” said Michaella Kumke, Food Bank of Lincoln. “We’re really pleased that, we haven’t reached that capacity this year, but several hundred folks have turned to support the event this year.”

The Food Bank partnered with down under pottery some Lincoln restaurants who offered a variety of soups.

Because of COVID-19, participants were handed a bowl and could choose one of the four prepared-to-go soups instead of tasting them all like in years past.

One owner says while it is not the same, he is glad to come back year after year.

“So, it’s a good cause reaching out to a lot of people,” said Andy Wilson, La Paz Restaurant.

“People are always excited to see the potato chorizo soup out here and come back for seconds.

But today’s a little bit different. It’s got a different twist on it, like just handing it off instead of being in a place serving it.”

“What makes this event so special is that it combines food lovers and artists and people in the community committed to helping us alleviate hunger,” said Kumke.

One attendee adds she supports it because the need in her city is great.

“Being able to support our community with basic needs will help our community be able to move forward together,” said Stacy Dam. “So, it’s important to support these kinds of events.”

If you want to give back to the Food Bank click here.

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