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ECHO holds Empty Bowls fundraising event

Ella Bisesto, Ethan Hester, Malia Van Etten, Ezra Carpenter and Jordan Kelly, students from Shelly Valdez’s Lithia Springs Elementary art class, show off bowls they crafted for the Emergency Care Help Organizations’ Empty Bowls fundraiser.

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Ella Bisesto, Ethan Hester, Malia Van Etten, Ezra Carpenter and Jordan Kelly, students from Shelly Valdez’s Lithia Springs Elementary art class, show off bowls they crafted for the Emergency Care Help Organizations’ Empty Bowls fundraiser.

BRANDON — ECHO of Brandon presents the second annual Empty Bowls event from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Boys & Girls Club, 216 N Knights Ave.

Enjoy a bowl of soup prepared by local chefs, restaurants and culinary students, as well as bread, water and dessert.

Attendees will also receive bowls made by area elementary school children.

Proceeds benefit ECHO, which aims to end hunger in the Brandon area and serves more than 16,000 residents each year. One in four people in the greater Brandon area face food insecurity every day, according to ECHO. The organization has helped more than 170,000 people, about half of whom are children, since it began in 1987.

The cost is $15 for adults, and $10 for children 12 and under.

Register online at echofl.org. For information, call Kathy Collins at (813) 685-0935.

Times staff

ECHO holds Empty Bowls fundraising event 02/12/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 2:57pm]

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