Marshall Planning Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser For Needy

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Marshall University is conducting an annual fundraiser this month to help feed needy families.

The university says in a news release the 16th annual Empty Bowls event will take place April 12 at the First Presbyterian Church in Huntington.

Marshall students and volunteers are making ceramic bowls for purchase at the four-hour event. Bowls of soup will be offered for $15 each and a silent auction is planned.

The fundraiser will benefit the Facing Hunger Foodbank, which serves 17 counties in West Virginia, eastern Kentucky and southeastern Ohio.