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"Empty Bowls" Luncheon Raises Thousands for Food Bank of the Southern Tier

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UHS partnered with the Food Bank of the Southern Tier Wednesday for their 14th annual Empty Bowls luncheon.

UHS Wilson employees and members of the community got to enjoy lunch, and pick out their favorite pottery bowl, handcrafted by Clayworks at the Roberson Museum.

“We see so many people from the community and the UHS community come in every year excited about the lunch, excited about the bowl that they receive, but most importantly they’re excited about the fact that this is an easy way to give back to people who are struggling with hunger in their community.” - Krista Matia, Community Engagement Manager at Southern Tier Food Bank

Tickets were $25 with $5 going to the UHS Foundation’s “Stop Hunger Fund” and $20 going to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier.

Organizers say the event was expected to raise over $5,000.

“Broome County is actually the largest recipient of support from the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and so it made sense to do an event here like this in Broome County to give back to an organization that provides so much support for our Broome County families.” - Cory Jacobs, Executive Director of UHS Foundation

Empty Bowls continues Thursday at Binghamton General Hospital and tickets are still available. The event is open to the public.

Contact Chris Zduniak or Sarah Deamond at 607-763-6068.