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 SRU'S ANNUAL 'EMPTY BOWLS' DINNER TO HELP SUPPORT THREE REGIONAL FOOD 

 

SPOTLIGHT

10/14/2002

Contact: K.E. Schwab  -- 724-738-2199;  e-mail: karl.schwab@sru.edu

 SRU’S ANNUAL ‘EMPTY BOWLS’ DINNER TO HELP SUPPORT THREE REGIONAL FOOD CHARITIES

         SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Three area agencies involved in feeding the needy will benefit from this year’s “Empty Bowls” dinner set for Monday [Oct. 21] and sponsored by Slippery Rock University’s Institute for Community, Service Learning and Nonprofit Leadership.

           Held annually in October in the Multi-Purpose Room of the University Union to remind regional residents of national and world hunger, this year’s event will attempt to raise $5,000 for the Feed My Sheep Food Shelter in Slippery Rock, the Butler Area Agency on Aging, and the City Rescue Mission of New Castle. The sponsors also work to make sure there are no citizens in Butler County on a waiting list for home-delivered meals.

           The bread and soup meal is served in handcrafted bowls made by SRU and local high school students. The bowls are taken home at the end of the dinner to remind participants of global hunger. Entertainment is provided during dinner. Soup i ngredients are donated by local businesses and farms.

                     Seatings are planned for 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. with tickets ($10 for adults and $5 for students of all ages) available at the door or in advance at the institute’s office in Spotts World Culture Building, from the SGA Bookstore in the University Union, from campus residents halls, and from Slippery Rock True Value Hardware.

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