Arcadia University’s Annual Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner Fights Hunger, Homelessness, Nov. 12
Glenside, PA—October 9, 2012—Arcadia University’s annual Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner to fight hunger and homelessness is being held 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. Arcadia University is located at 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, Pa.
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 www.arcadia.edu/communityservice (click on the Empty Bowl link) 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 go to charities split between the local Interfaith Hospitality Network and Heifer International .
“We also ask that each person bring a non-perishable item to the dinner, which will be donated to local food banks,” says Rubino.
About Arcadia University: Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad and international education. The 2011 Open Doors report ranks Arcadia University a top leader in the nation in undergraduate study abroad. U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top regional universities in the North and as one of the top study abroad programs. U.S. News also ranks Arcadia’s Physical Therapy program among the top 15 in the nation. Arcadia’s Physician Assistant students score in the elite 4th percentile on national boards. Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and prosper in a diverse and dynamic world. (www.arcadia.edu)