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Serving soup to help the homeless

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

There's no better weather for a bowl of soup, and that's just what lots of folks had for lunch downtown Saturday.

For twenty dollars, people got all the soup they could eat as part of United Ministries of Savannah's second annual Empty Bowl fundraiser.

United Ministries runs Emmaus House, which serves breakfast to the homeless and hungry five days a week.

After getting their stomachs full, folks were able to take their homemade bowl home as a keepsake.

"The new economic reality is there are people out there who are hungry who have never been hungry before," said Kim Bockius-Suwyn, board president.

"And these are hard times. as our need has gone up, our donations have gone down because a lot of people are having a hard time having extra money to give."

Fourteen kinds of soup were donated to the empty bowl fundraiser by restaurants around town and more than 150 bowls were given to the cause by either local artists or local organizations.

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