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Empty Bowls Fundraiser

ROCHESTER, MN (KTTC-TV) -- Raising awareness about hunger through art.

That's what Channel One Food Bank and Food Shelf, along with the Rochester Art Center did today.

The fourth annual Empty Bowls fundraiser was held here in Rochester to support Channel One's operations of collecting donated food and purchasing food for those in need.

With our tough economic times, Executive Director Cynthia Shaffer says Channel One has seen a 16 percent increase in the number of households visiting the food shelf.

Shaffer says, "People in Rochester are being effected the same as poeple all over the country. We've really seen a huge increase in people coming into our food shelf."

The event also included a silent auction of professional art.

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