Fighting Hunger in Detroit at Empty Bowls Detroit

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Every year, Cass Community Social Services serves up 700,000 meals to people and familes in and around Detroit. They can do it thanks to fundraisers like Empty Bowls Detroit.

The Empty Bowls fundraiser is an annual event that benefits food programs that service families in Detroit and it's Friday, March 8, from 

This year's fundraiser is on Friday, March 8 at Eastern Market. Last year the annual fundraiser, reached new heights when over 1,000 guests raised more than $96,000, to benefit the food programs at Cass Community Social Services (Cass). Cass serves over 700k meals to individuals and families in the city of Detroit each year. 

Chef Matt prentice, who ran many of metro Detroit's most popular restaurants for years is cooking up more than warm food.  It's with a taste of home Cooking from scratch. 

"We do nothing but fresh, so all of our vegetables, all of our fruits are fresh. We have canned product here because we do food boxes for the homeless people that need it so they can take it with them however when it comes to the meals here everything is done fresh even the bread is baked fresh," Prentice said.

Cass doesn't get grant money to feed people in need and, when the temps warm back up, people tend to forget what Cass is doing. So events like this are especially necessary.

Several reporters and anchors from FOX 2 will be in the building Friday and you can still go! It started at 5 p.m. and ends at 10:30 at Eastern Market in Detroit. Tickets are $60 to get in.

If you can't make it Friday but still want to help, go to to donate.