'Empty Bowls' raises money to feed hungry families

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Fat Tuesday was in full swing Tuesday night as South Central Community Action Partnership hosts the Empty Bowls fundraiser.

The ninth annual event in Twin Falls is held as close as they can get it to Fat Tuesday. The empty bowls are meant to bring awareness to families all across the world who go hungry every night.

Empty Bowls is an international program, and the proceeds from the local event are divided between the nine area food banks to keep local families from being part of the statistic.

“There's a lot of people who go hungry at night and it shouldn't be that way, so it's nice that a lot of the community comes together not only to have a good time but to do it for a good cause,” Joey Bravo master of ceremonies.

Everyone at the event got to pick out a unique bowl, hand made by community members at Hands On in Twin Falls.

They could then use their bowls to try specialty soups from 13 Twin Falls restaurants.

To add to the fundraising fun, the night also includes a silent auction, live music and lots of prizes.

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