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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

April 6, 2015

Art students, faculty to host seventh annual Empty Bowls fundraiser

Patrons select their bowls at an Empty Bowls fundraiser. Northwest ceramics students and local potters annually produce handmade ceramic bowls, which guests may purchase with a soup supper.

Patrons select their bowls at an Empty Bowls fundraiser. Northwest ceramics students and local potters annually produce handmade ceramic bowls, which guests may purchase with a soup supper.

Northwest Missouri State University ceramics students and art faculty are again giving back to their community by hosting the seventh annual Empty Bowls fundraiser.

This year’s event is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 10, at The Station, located on the Northwest campus near the high-rise residence halls.

Empty Bowls raises awareness of hunger in the Maryville community and funding to help combat the problem. All proceeds from the event are donated to the Ministry Center Food Pantry.

The event features a variety of handmade ceramic bowls and cups produced by Northwest students and faculty specifically for the event.

Each guest may choose one bowl – and have the option of adding a cup – to be used for their soup supper. The menu features food from Hy-vee, The Mandarin, A&G, Happy Garden, Benelli’s Pizzeria and Northwest Campus Dining. At the end of the meal, students wash guests’ bowls for them to take home.

Prices are $15 for one bowl and meal; or $25 for a bowl, cup and meal. Guests should pay by cash or with a check payable to The Ministry Center.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468