Eating... in an effort to raise awareness for those who go hungry every day. Sounds odd, but for the 400 people who attended the symbolism was powerful.
Wednesday was the 1st Annual Empty Bowls Luncheon put on by Feeding South Dakota.
400 tickets were sold, and guests ate a simple meal of soup and bread.
Holly Perli a volunteer for the event, says there are more than 400 bowls on display as well, which will remain empty as a reminder of the bowls that go unfilled each day.
"The idea behind the luncheon is that people may leave hungry. It is a simple lunch of soup and bread, but the idea is that you may not going away full. This is a reminder that a lot of people in the community don't have enough to eat or anything to eat," says Perli.
There was also a celebrity bowl auction at the lunch, where bowls signed by the Rapid City Rush, even Philip Phillips were auctioned off to raise money for Feeding South Dakota.