Empy Bowls has a huge turnout
Empty Bowls is a valley tradition. Filling up and selling soup bowls to feed the less fortunate.
The event has been around for 15 years and organizers seem to have found a warm spot to people's hearts, by warming up their tummies, one bowl at a time.
Empty Bowls has become as reliable as Thanksgiving leftovers. Hundreds of people lined up at the Grove Plaza Friday morning.
“I like the bowls and the bread is awesome,” says Walter Lee.
Don Lee brought his family last year.
“It was a little cooler last year, but had a good turnout then also,” said Don Lee.
The Idaho Foodbank started this tradition 15 years ago.
“I think this is a great cause, everybody should be out here. I think it's an important thing for our community to participate in, to contribute money to the people less fortunate than we are,” said Lee.
A simple concept that has captured the hearts, well tummies, of a lot of people. Spend $10 on a bowl. Not just any bowl though, these are made by artisans from around Boise. Pick out your bowl and get a bowl of soup.
“It smells very good, we've got a variety of soups from a lot of different vendors in town and they're all very good. We're getting good comments from folks. So, that makes it fun too,” said Wendy Freckleton, Idaho Foodbank Volunteer.
Even though the line seems to grow every year, it doesn't show any sign of slowing down. These people might be proof that people will go to great lengths for a good bowl of soup. Especially when it's helping out our friends and neighbors,
“It is, it's really fun and it's nice to be out in the public and meet all these folks and come out to help support the Food Bank,” said Freckleton.
The Idaho Foodbank says it best though.
"Thank you, from the bottom of our bowls."