Marshall fundraiser nets record for needy families

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – An annual fundraiser involving Marshall University ceramics students has raised a record $18,000 to help feed needy families.

Marshall says in a news release that bowls made by students and other volunteers brought in more than $15,000 at the Empty Bowls event earlier this month, while nearly $2,500 was raised at a silent auction.

The fundraiser benefited the Facing Hunger Foodbank. The purchase of each bowl covered the cost of more than 100 meals.

The Facing Hunger Foodbank serves more than 115,000 people annually in 17 counties in West Virginia, eastern Kentucky and southern Ohio.

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