Northern Illinois University

NIU Office of Public Affairs

News Release

Contact: Mark McGowan, NIU Office of Public Affairs
(815) 753-9472

March 3, 2008

NIU’s annual Empty Bowls fundraiser
to benefit Hope Haven shelter

DeKalb — Northern Illinois University students have a way to feed you and the hungry in our community at the same time.

The 10th annual “Empty Bowls” project is scheduled for Wednesday, March 5, in the Chandelier Dining Room, 143 Adams Hall. Reservations are strongly recommended for either of the two seatings at 4:30 and 6 p.m.

A donation of $15 buys all-you-can-eat homemade soup and bread, a beverage and, while supplies last, a ceramic bowl hand-crafted by an NIU art student. A donation of $10 buys food and drink only. Additional donations are welcome.

All proceeds benefit the Hope Haven shelter in DeKalb.

The menu includes chicken noodle soup, broccoli-cheddar soup and minestrone soup. Guests also can munch on a variety of breads. Beverages include coffee, tea, iced tea and water.

“Hope Haven is just a great cause,” said Kyle King, president of the Student Dietetic Association and a nutrition and dietetics major. “We really like to help them out as much as we can. We have the resources and the people to do this sort of thing.”

Members of the Student Dietetic Association from the School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences (who do the cooking) and the NIU Ceramics Club from the School of Art (who make the bowls) organize the event, an international project that originated in Michigan:

For reservations or more information, call (815) 753-1543 or visit Wirtz Hall 118.

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