November 7, 2012 at 11:00 am

Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner Fights Hunger, Homelessness, Nov. 12

Photo by Pedro Leal '13Arcadia University’s annual Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner takes place on Monday, Nov. 12, in Grey Towers Castle. The community is invited to participate in this service event. Seating is by ticket only. Seatings for dinner will take place at 4:30 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.

Since 1993, Arcadia University has been holding the Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner to help fight hunger and homelessness in U.S. cities as well as in other countries. Everyone who attends will get to select a handcrafted bowl made by Arcadia students and local artists. They can then fill their bowls, choosing from an assortment of mouth-watering soups, amazing breads, and desserts—all donated by restaurants and individuals in and around the Glenside area.

“Participants take their bowls home to serve as a reminder of the many people in the world who live with an empty bowl every day,” says Cindy Rubino, Arcadia’s Community Service Coordinator.

For information on purchasing tickets, visit the Community Service website or call Arcadia University’s Community Service Office at 215-572-4000. Tickets also will be available for purchase on campus Nov. 7, 8 and 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Chat and from 4:30 to 7 p.m. outside the Dining Hall on the second floor of the Dining Complex. Tickets also will be available at the door. Tickets are $12 for students and $15 for non-students.

All proceeds from the benefit dinner will go to the Interfaith Hospitality Network, a local agency that provides temporary shelter and food to homeless families, and Heifer International, which provides food and income-producing animals as well as training in management and farming around the world to families in need.

“We also ask that each person bring a non-perishable item to the dinner, which will be donated to local food banks,” says Rubino.

Photo by Pedro Leal ’13


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