MAILED: April 6, 2001
By donating 100 handmade ceramic bowls to Feed My People for the organizations Empty Bowls fund-raiser, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire art students are helping to fight hunger in the Chippewa Valley.
Empty Bowls, a supper of soup, bread, and dessert, will take place Friday, April 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Community Table space at Hope Gospel Mission, 8 S. Farwell St., Eau Claire.
Acoustic Café, Bread Box and Deli, Great Harvest Bread Co. and Houligans are donating the meal.
Tickets available in advance from Feed My People, (715) 835-9415, or at Hope Gospel Mission the day of the event are $12 for supper and a handmade bowl, $8 for the supper only, or $5 for children 12 and younger.
Feed My People solicits, stores and distributes donated food and other products to nonprofit agencies serving senior citizens, single parents, the working poor, the homeless, the disabled, mothers and infants at nutritional risk, the mentally ill, abused and neglected children, victims of domestic violence and the newly unemployed. Each month, the organization feeds approximately 4,000 people in west central Wisconsin.
In addition to this project, UW-Eau Claire students sponsor an on-campus Hunger Week in fall to raise money and awareness to help fight hunger. This semester two students, junior Angela Wood and senior Erin Vanden Wymelenberg, are interning at Feed My People, and junior Shannon Sullivan is assisting with the Empty Bowls project to fulfill part of the universitys service-learning requirement.
Contact interim Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Susan Tarnowski, (715) 836-2025, for more information.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: April 8, 2001