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Food Bank to Host Annual Empty Bowl Fundraiser

The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia is holding its annual fundraising event, the Empty Bowl luncheon in February. Hundreds of attendees are expected to gather at the Classic Center in support of the organization. Erin Barger is President and CEO of the food bank. She says funds raised help the food bank provide meals to its partners in 14 area counties for the estimated 64,000 residents that are food insecure in our region.

The food bank provided 11.8 million pounds of food last year Empty Bowl is Tuesday, February 6 at 11:30. Visit foobanknega.org for tickets or more information.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!