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‘Empty Bowls’ lunch event aims to help fight hunger

A $30 purchase at "Empty Bowls" includes a hand-crafted ceramic filled with soup.
A $30 purchase at "Empty Bowls" includes a hand-crafted ceramic filled with soup.(Purdue Fort Wayne University)
Published: May. 4, 2022 at 10:12 AM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - Local residents are invited to take part in a tasty fundraiser to help fight hunger in our community.

Wednesday marks the first of the two-day “Empty Bowls” event. It is staged first at Purdue Fort Wayne University, in the Walb Classic Ballroom, then again on Thursday at First Presbyterian Church, in the 300 block of West Wayne Street in Fort Wayne.

The project is sponsored by the PFW Department of Art and design to raise money for The Pantry at Purdue Fort Wayne and Blessings in a Backpack, as well as the PFW Student Ceramics Club. Those who take part pay $30 and receive a handcrafted ceramic bowl, which is filled with a selection of soup, accompanied by a drink and dessert. Payments by cash and check only - no credit cards are accepted.

This is the fifth edition of the annual event. The meal is served between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on each day. Additional information is available online.

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