Bowls for Backpacks Raises Record Amount

Nebraska Wesleyan University’s fourth annual Bowls for Backpacks was a success, raising a record amount for the Food Bank of Lincoln.

Nearly 700 people attended Bowls for Backpacks on Sunday, February 26. The event raised approximately $13,500 — a record for the event.

Guests attending had a choice from 850 handmade ceramic bowls and a soup lunch. All proceeds benefitted the Food Bank of Lincoln’s BackPack Program, which sends food home on weekends with children who might not otherwise have a meal. This year, the Food Bank of Lincoln is providing 3,230 backpacks to area school children each Friday.

Bowls for the fundraiser were made by NWU students, staff and alumni, Lincoln Public School students, civic organizations, trauma patients, and community members.

Next year’s event will be held Sunday, February 24.

 

See You Next Year

This was the 3rd year that my family and I attended and I know I can count on attending a 4th time with them on February 24, 2013.
I'm very impressed with how the NWU folks keep this event organized, as it GROWS!!!

Bowls For Backpacks

Thanks to Wesleyan University for the 4th Annual Bowls for Backpacks! What a huge success for such a worthy cause! Thanks to Wesleyan students, faculty and staff for always stepping up and really making the public feel welcome at their University. It is easy to see that Wesleyan is truly a united body that shares the qualities of caring, compassion and willingness to work together for the good of others!

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A record crowd of nearly 700 people attended Bowls for Backpacks.
Nearly 850 bowls were made by students, civic organizations, trauma patients, and community members.
All proceeds benefitted the Food Bank of Lincoln's BackPack Program.