JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — UHS kicked off its 15th annual Empty Bowls luncheon Wednesday, and it was a packed house.
Those who attended paid $25 to receive a hearty meal featuring soups, salads, and desserts, while also getting a handcrafted pottery bowl. Money raised from this event goes to benefiting the work of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier in its mission to stop hunger.
Those involved are always looking to help the community however they can.
“Yeah, so UHS, obviously we provide quality health care to our community, but it’s really important to provide proper nourishment as well. So, that’s why it’s important for us to be able to do this for the Food Bank of the Southern Tier,” said UHS Foundation Executive Director Cory Jacobs.
The event goes for two days this year, with UHS Wilson hosting Wednesday, and Binghamton General Thursday.
250 tickets were pre-sold, and organizers hope for 300 people to attend over the two days, adding up to six thousand dollars being raised.