Support our Hunger Prevention Programs

Our Empty Bowls luncheon is our area’s premier hunger prevention fundraiser and collects a great deal of much-needed financial support for TrueNorth’s Hunger Prevention efforts. After two years of pandemic disruption, we are very excited to move this event to its original, sit down format this year.

Attendees will receive delicious soup, bread, and dessert, all donated by a number of local restaurants and caterers, and a one-of-a-kind, hand-decorated bowl to remind them of all the empty bowls in and around Newaygo County. Bowls are made, and/or decorated by local students, artists, and volunteers.

“We’re looking forward to having everyone back in the building this year,” said Mark Kraus, TrueNorth’s Development Director. “We know half the fun of this event is getting to sit down with our friends, neighbors and co-workers over a bowl, or two (or three!) of delicious hot soup!” We will also be bringing back our Stuff the Carts portion of the event this year, which affords attendees the opportunity to purchase bulk quantities of food staples for the food pantry. In past years, this part of the event has raised thousands and thousands of dollars!

The dates for the two Empty Bowls events are; Thursday, October 6 from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm at the TrueNorth Service Center in Fremont, and Friday, October 7 from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm at the Commission on Aging in White Cloud.