Empty Bowls and Smiling Faces with Urban Ministries of Durham

Empty Bowls and Smiling Faces with Urban Ministries of Durham

Urban Ministries of Durham's Empty Bowls event raised more than $100,000 to benefit neighbors in need

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A crowd of 1,100 hungry participants gathered at the Durham Convention Center for Urban Ministries of Durham‘s 10th annual Empty Bowls event. Many attendees picked out a locally crafted bowl to take home and sampled soups from 15 restaurants, including Bleu Olive, Bull City Burger and Brewery, Dashi, Luna Rostisserie & Empanadas and Mothers and Son’s Trattoria. The judges awarded Croasdaile Village the winner, while Mad Hatter Cafe & Bakeshop took home the People’s Choice award. The event raised $103,000, which will be used by Urban Ministries of Durham to continue offering food, resources and shelter to those in need.

Scroll through our slideshow to see some of the night’s guests!

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Courtney is a Fall editorial intern and UNC Communication Studies and Comparative Literature major. A North Carolina native, she loves to explore southern cities. When she's not on campus, you can most likely find her enjoying a brioche at Bread & Butter or telling anyone who will listen about the last movie she watched.