The sixth annual Empty Bowls benefit for Urban Ministries of Durham is today from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Durham Armory.
Eleven restaurants are providing soup for the event and soup contest, including Thrills from the Grill and Mad Hatter Cafe and Bakeshop. There will also be bread and donated desserts.
This year, Empty Bowls' first after-party will take place at Fullsteam brewery, with area food trucks donating 10 percent of their profits.
Ticket prices to the Armory are $15 for a meal only and $30 for a meal and handcrafted bowl. Children six and under eat free.
UMD hopes to raise more than $30,000 for its Community Cafe, which provides free meals for more than 600 people every day.
A full list of participating restaurants and food trucks can be found at the Empty Bowls page on UMD's website. Tickets can be purchased either online or at the event.