Robbinsdale Volunteers Celebrate Empty Bowls Fundraising Record
Volunteers from the Robbinsdale School District are celebrating a record-breaking Empty Bowls fundraiser.
Empty Bowls is a grassroots effort to raise money for local food shelves. This year volunteers raised $30,000, which is up from just less than $22,000 last year.
More than 100 volunteers came out to help at the event at Cooper High School.
“We attribute it to our very generous participants, new sponsors and our community bowl painting parties, many at our faith partners,” said Mindy Potvin with Empty Bowls.
At the faith partners, volunteers paid to paint pre-made bowls and that were then donated to the event.
The PRISM and NEAR food shelves will each receive more than $15,000 from this year’s Empty Bowls.
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