Eighth Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Empty Bowls will take place in the Keystone Room. Photo Credit / Eric Kump
Empty Bowls will take place in the Keystone Room. Photo Credit / Eric Kump
Empty Bowls will take place in the Keystone Room.
Photo Credit / Eric Kump

By Eric Kump

Assistant News Editor

On Thursday, March 26, Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management will be hosting the eighth annual Empty Bowls program. Starting at 11:30 AM, students will have the opportunity to purchase an entry for the event at the price of ten dollars with a light lunch provided.

The lunch provided includes a variety of soups, with a beverage, crudité, and a dessert. Also included in the ticket price is a handcrafted bowl, each made by an East Stroudsburg University student.

The goal for this event is to have about one hundred or more people to attend Empty Bowls. Previously, this event has raised one thousand dollars. The goal this year is to surpass last year’s fundraised amount in order to donate even more money to the Salvation Army food service.

In addition to lunch, an auction will be held at the event. Items in the auction include handcrafted ceramics, gift cards from restaurants, and gift baskets. All proceeds will go directly into the Salvation Army Food Bank.

The Salvation Army Food Bank has followed the same theme since its inauguration.

“Doing the most good to feed, clothe, comfort, and care,” as stated by the Salvations Army’s website. Seven thousand five hundred and forty six centers have opened up across the United States since 1877 and have helped people in need across the country.

Each store made by the Salvation Army takes eighty two cents from every dollar made by purchase to put forth for people in need.

As stated by their website, “We are a tax exempt organization and contributions are deductible for Federal Income Tax Purposes to the extent permitted for corporations.”

The generous donors have satisfied costs for the event.

Included in these are ESU students, Service Learning Committee, Aramark, Shoprite, Giant food stores, Ceramic classes, Art Department, and Hotel Restaurant Management Club, with the assistance of the Event Planning and Club Management Classes from the Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism Management Department of the College of Business Management.

Robert McMullin is hosting this event along with Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management. For more info, contact Robert McMullin at rmcmullin@esu.edu or call 570-422-3290.

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