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Final count shows Empty Bowls event raised $40K for Atascadero homeless shelter

Posted at 6:30 PM, May 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-01 20:25:18-04

After adding up all of the money raised at the annual Empty Bowls fundraiser, El Camino Homeless Organization (ECHO) says the organization brought in more than $40,000.

Approximately 600 people attended the event at Atascadero Bible Church on April 25, 2019.

For a $25 ticket, attendees received a meal of soup and bread and a handmade ceramic bowl to take home. This year, there were both lunch and dinner options.

The money raised will go toward ECHO‘s homeless shelter and services.

The 4th Annual Empty Bowls event was held at Atascadero Bible Church. (Photo courtesy El Camino Homeless Organization)