UHS Empty Bowls luncheon helps to fight hunger

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UHS staff and members of the community were filling their bowls yesterday to help fight hunger.

The hospital chain hosted its 15th annual “Empty Bowls” luncheon to benefit the hungry in the Southern Tier.

For a $25 dollar donation, people could enjoy a hearty lunch and select a pottery bowl handcrafted by a volunteer group of local artisans from Roberson.

Proceeds benefit the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and the UHS Foundation’s Stop Hunger Fund.

Foundation Executive Director Cory Jacobs says last year they sold around 300 tickets and have raised over $50,000 since the luncheon began. 

Cory Jacobs Executive Director UHS Foundation says “UHS is a really tight family and we really enjoy the opportunity to support the community. It’s great to see our UHS family here breaking bread together, having lunch supporting UHS and the Food Bank.”

Each dollar the Food Bank receives provides 3 meals for those in need.

The UHS Empty Bowls Event takes place on two sites, Wilson Medical Center and Binghamton General.

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