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Empty Bowls is a grass roots effort to fight hunger that was established in 1990. The basic premise is: handcrafted bowls are created by local groups/organizations and individuals. The bowls are then made available at a simple dinner soup event held to raise money to fight hunger and create awareness for hunger.
The Empty Bowls Soup Serving Event is a fundraiser that serves as a powerful reminder that hunger exists right here in our campus community. Participants will be served a simple meal that includes delicious soups from our wonderful Dining Commons catering department. At the end of the event, attendees may take home a bowl of their choice to display as a reminder of the hunger that exists in our community and in the world. Registration is open to the campus community and the general public. Tickets are $10, but the pricing is on a sliding scale, accounting for participants who may not be able to afford the $10 ticket price and those who can afford to contribute more.
Funds raised for the Dinner will be donated to the F.A.C.E.S. program. F.A.C.E.S. is a group on campus that aims to empower students who have experienced foster care (and other forms of substitute care and/or homelessness) by helping students break through barriers that are preventing their academic success. Funds raised at the Empty Bowls Dinner will provide meal cards for students identified as in need of food assistance to use at dining locations on campus.