Empty Bowls 2017

Soup. Art. Hope.

Sponsored by

Dan and Debbie Gerber

You can help alleviate hunger in Newaygo County by attending one of our 18th annual Empty Bowls Luncheons: October 12 in Fremont, at the TrueNorth Service Center; or October 13 in White Cloud, at the Commission on Aging. Ticket are $20 each, or you can sponsor a table of eight for $150.

Empty Bowls features an all-you-can-eat soup lunch with bread and drinks, and each attendee gets to select a ceramic bowl to keep hand-crafted by a Newaygo County art student or concerned citizen, to remind them that somewhere, there are always those with empty bowls.

We have a goal this year of stuffing grocery carts with food for the TrueNorth Food Pantry. During our Empty Bowls events, you can help us meet our pressing need for food. Attendees will have the opportunity to "shop" while enjoying their soup, and help those in need in a more hands-on, direct manner. Flats of food will available for purchase, grocery carts will at the ready, and the pantry will be waiting to have its shelves filled. If there was ever a time to reach out and help your neighbors; it is now!

You can order your tickets in advance online; or from Mark Kraus at TrueNorth Community Services by calling (231) 924-0641, ext. 161, or e-mailing mkraus@truenorthservices.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.