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 13th Empty Bowls dinner raises hunger awareness funds 




September 22, 2008

Contact: K.E. Schwab  




13th Empty Bowls dinner raises hunger awareness, funds        


SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Institute for Community, Service-Learning and Nonprofit Leadership at Slippery Rock University will host its 13th annual Empty Bowls dinner Sept. 29. The event is intended to increase hunger awareness and provide funds for local hunger organizations.

            The dinner will be from 3:30-7:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room of the University Union.           

            Empty Bowls is a nationally recognized event that works to eliminate hunger in the Slippery Rock community. The annual event offers a meager meal of bread and soup served in handcrafted bowls made by SRU art students and volunteers. Those participating take home their bowls as a reminder of local, national and worldwide hunger.

            Soup ingredients are donated by local businesses and farms. Entertainment will be provided.

            Proceeds from the event benefit the Feed My Sheep Food Cupboard, the Butler Area Agency on Aging and New Castle's I Care House food programs.  

            "This year's goal is to continue our long-standing tradition of keeping citizens in Butler County off the waiting list for home delivered meals," said Ian McGinnity, SRU graduate assistant and dinner organizer. 

            Tickets are $7 for students and $12 for non-students. Advance tickets are available at the institute located in the Robert A. Lowery Center, the University Union Information Desk, Weisenfluh Dining Hall and the SGA Bookstore. Tickets are available off campus at the Pennsylvania Center for Environmental Education on Main Street and at the Slippery Rock True Value on Grove City Road. Tickets will also be available at the door.  

            For more information contact the institute at 724.738.2273.


Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.

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