BOISE, Idaho — Over 1,200 people braved chilly temps in downtown Boise to take part in the 22nd annual Empty Bowls event.
The event had to quickly relocate after the Grove Christmas tree tipped over on Thanksgiving. Thanks to the work of volunteers, hundreds of people were able to get in line at the Wells Fargo Bank building to enjoy their bowl of soup, which was donated by dozens of Boise restaurants.
"This is where our community comes together, they create handcrafted bowls that are donated to us, and then they also have the generosity of our restaurants that provide soup for us," Morgan Wilson with the Idaho Foodbank said. "Then they get to come around pick out an amazing bowl, and pick the bowl of soup that they love, and then get to know that their contribution is helping those in need."
The event raised enough money to provide over 150,000 meals to hungry Idahoans through the Idaho Foodbank.