Empty Bowl Event Raises $2,200 to Fight Hunger

Desiree Heeren | October 11, 2017

NWHSU students raise funds to support hunger-prevention nonprofits.

On October 8, Northwestern Health Sciences University students hosted the annual Empty Bowls event in advance of World Food Day. The event was geared toward raising funds and awareness for hunger-prevention efforts.

Over 100 attendees enjoyed a soup and bread lunch donated by local restaurants and served in pottery bowls made by local artists. Attendees also enjoyed live music, raffle prizes and free chair massages.

All funds raised, approximately $2,200, go to support hunger-prevention nonprofits housed out of the Twin Cities including Feed My Starving Children and Second Harvest Heartland.

WCCO and the Sun Current both featured the event, click to view their segments.

Thank you to the following people and businesses for their donations!

Soup Donations:

Good Acre

Lakewinds Co-op

Mill Valley Kitchen

R Bar & Grill

Wally's Roast Beef

Tim Borowski

NWHSU/Aviands Catering

Bowl Donations:


Edina Art Center

Fired Up Pottery Studio

Grey Fox Pottery

Kendra Mack Jennings at Prairie Sky Studio

Michael Monsor

Bread Donations:


Honey & Rye

Silent Auction Donations:

Fired Up Pottery Studio

Michael Monsor

Minneapolis Institutute of Art

Tria Orthopedic Center

Ragamala Dance

The Cookie Cart

NWHSU Student Senate


Music Performers:

Jonathan Edwards

Jordan Matthew Tommerdahl

Mickyle James


Emily Borowski

Tim Borowski

Event Organizers:

Meghan Spees

Carolyn Bott

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