Tucson Empty Bowl Luncheon raises money for Food Bank

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Thursday afternoon members of the Tucson community were filling up their bowls with soup and bread.

The annual Empty Bowl Luncheon was held at the Kino Sports Complex Community Center.

More than 20 restaurants participated and made soup for visitors while volunteers served it up.

"The idea was for our clay club to give back to the community by getting the bowl and then you take it home empty.  It reminds you of the empty bowl that a person has that is hungry, doesn't have any soup or bread to put in that bowl," said Empty Bowl Chairperson Lil Kinslow.

Last year the Empty Bowl Luncheon raised about $5,000 for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.

The group says this year they're trying to raise $8,000.