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Auctioning Empty Bowls to Fill Food Bowls

The constant uncertainty of hunger plagues thousands of people in Milwaukee, but beautifully crafted ceramic bowls are being used to fight the problem.

Each year, thousands of people donate unique, ceramic bowls to "Milwaukee Empty Bowls" to go on auction, along with food and entertainment with all the money raised benefits local food programs.

"They use it in the community to do amazing things - the community gardens, food pantries, meal programs, and that's really why we're here, to help them do the work that they do. And to also make the people that don't need those services aware of how people there are that do," says April Klinter of Milwaukee Empty Bowls.

Since the event began in 1999, empty bowls has donated more than $500,000 dollars to help fight hunger.

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