Fighting Poverty With Pottery

By Bill Webster

April 4, 2012 Updated Apr 5, 2012 at 4:17 AM EST

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Lunch was served a little bit differently on the 4th floor of UHS Wilson Medical Center.

UHS has teamed up with the Food Bank of the Southern Tier for their 8th annual Empty Bowls luncheon.

For a $25 donation, participants get a meal of soup, salad and bread - helping out the many who live without food.

Those who donated got to take home a handmade pottery bowl, provided by "CLAYWORKS" of Binghamton.

"I've been with the food bank for 11 years, and the thing I enjoy most about it is the fact we get to partner with some amazing community organizations; not just the food pantry and soup kitchens we serve, but the business and the organizations that support us just like the folks here at UHS Foundations, ClayWorks, and a lot of really amazing people here in Broome County," said Natasha Thompson, President of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier.

Organizers say there were about 300 tickets sold for today's event.

There will be another luncheon Thursday at UHS Binghamton General Hospital from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in the Russell Community Room.

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