You can help alleviate hunger in Newaygo County by attending our 19th annual Empty Bowls Soup Luncheons: October 4 in Fremont, at the TrueNorth Service Center, 6308 S. Warner Avenue; or October 5 in White Cloud, at the Newaygo County Commission on Aging, 93 S. Gibbs Street.
Tickets 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.
Back for another year: STUFF THE CARTS!
We have a goal of also stuffing grocery carts with food for the TrueNorth Food Pantry. During Empty Bowls, you can help us meet our pressing need for food. Attendees have the opportunity to shop while enjoying their soup, and help those in need in a more hands-on, direct manner. Flats of food are available for purchase, grocery carts at the ready and the pantry awaits filling its shelves. 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 Donna Hren at TrueNorth Community Services by calling (231) 924-0641, ext. 144, or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.
Event sponsorships of $250, $500 and $1,000 are also offered. For more on those, contact Mark Kraus at (231) 924-0641, ext. 161.