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Jefferson students selling bowls, meal tickets to fight hunger

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Students at Jefferson High School (JHS) in Alexandria are planning an "Empty Bowls" fundraiser on Thursday, March 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the school cafeteria.

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Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort that works to end hunger. Craftspeople and others in the community work together to create handmade bowls. Guests are then invited to a meal in exchange for a cash donation for one of the handmade bowls as a reminder of all the people with empty bowls worldwide.

A ticket for a bowl created by a JHS pottery student is $10. Along with the bowl, the attendee receives chili, bread, water and a cookie. The bowl can be kept by the user.

Only 120 bowls will be made. However, additional tickets for the meal only can be purchased for $5.

To purchase tickets, call Community Education at (320) 763-3310 or visit their office at 1410 South McKay Avenue.

The money raised at the event will go to the Douglas County Food Shelf.

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