Community members gathered at the Maple Grove Community Center Tuesday the seventh annual Empty Bowls event – a fundraiser for CROSS Food Shelf.
The public was invited to have a meal of soup, bread and coffee and in return, make a donation to support CROSS Food Shelf. Attendees were encouraged to choose an empty bowl in return for their donation as a reminder of those in the community who go home to empty bowls each day.
Osseo School District students, including those from Osseo Senior and Junior High, community members and many others, made the bowls.
The Crimson Harmony, Crimson String, North View Strings, Brooklyn Junior High and others also provided musical entertainment Tuesday afternoon.
The 2012 Empty Bowls event co-chaired by Pam Hansen and Colleen Hazen and assisted by multiple volunteers.
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