Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner
Arcadia University hosted its 19th Annual Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner on
Monday, November 12, 2012 and it was a huge success! Proceeds
are being split between Interfaith Hospitality Network and Heifer
International. We would like to thank the community for the wonderful
support and help before, during, and after Empty Bowl. Over 3 dozen
restaurants donated soup and there were bowl donations from over 20
locations. Let's not to forget the Arcadia clubs, classes, and faculty
that helped make this event successful, as well.
Hope to see you next year for the 20th Annual Empty Bowl Dinner on November 18, 2013!
This is one of the most important community service programs the University provides, for it brings together the surrounding community with our campus community.
Our purpose for the Empty Bowl Dinner is to provide awareness of the hunger and homelessness that exists in our area and abroad. Each year the proceeds go to two organizations assisting the hungry and the homeless: one national and one international. This year the proceeds will go to the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Philadelphia, which is a local agency that provides temporary shelter and food to homeless families. The second agency is the Heifer Project International, which provides food and income-producing animals as well as training in management and farming around the world to families in need.
On the night of the Empty Bowl Dinner each person will choose one of the donated handcrafted bowls in which they will consume soup donated from the many businesses, schools, and individuals from Arcadia University and the surrounding community. The bowl is then taken home to serve as a reminder of the many people who eat from an empty bowl everyday.
Admission to the dinner is $12 a ticket for students and $15 for non-students, as well as a non-perishable donation. There are four specific seatings at 4:30pm, 5:15pm, 6:30pm and 7:15pm. Tickets will be on sale in the Community Service Office in Dilworth Hall about a month before the event. Tickets will also be on sale at the door. Contact the Community Service Office at 215-572-4000 for more information.