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.
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