In preparation for Sunday's Bowls for Backpacks fundraiser, Nebraska Wesleyan University is holding a sneak peek of the featured pottery.
Nearly 800 ceramic bowls have been prepared for the event. Bowls have been made by NWU students and alumni, local artists, community members, Lincoln Public School students, civic organizations, and BryanLGH trauma patients. All bowls were made with the aspiration of helping the community and its fight against hunger.
Catch a sneak peek of Bowls for Backpacks pottery Tuesday, February 21 through Friday, February 24 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Prairie Wolf A, located on the lower level of the Story Student Center.
Bowls for Backpacks is Sunday, February 26 from noon to 2:30 p.m. in the Story Student Center. Tickets are $15, which includes soup, bread, drink and a ceramic bowl of choice. All proceeds will go to the Food Bank of Lincoln's BackPack Program, which sends home food-filled backpacks with local needy children who might not otherwise have a nutritious meal to eat over the weekend.
In addition to the soup bowls, several large centerpiece bowls will be available for purchase. Sales from these bowls will also go to the BackPack Program.
Tickets to Sunday's event are available online or at the door the day of the event.
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