Tickets Still Available for Feb. 27 Bowls For Backpacks Event

Tickets are still available for the second annual “Bowls For Backpacks” Empty Bowls event on Saturday.

Guests attending the soup lunch will have their choice from more than 500 handmade ceramic bowls crafted by Lincoln area school students, after-school program participants, college students, civic organizations, teachers and trauma patients.

Tickets for Bowls For Backpacks are $15, which includes soup, bread, drink and a handmade bowl. All proceeds benefit the Food Bank of Lincoln’s BackPack Program, which sends backpacks filled with food home with area elementary school students on Friday to ensure they don’t go hungry over the weekend.

Tickets are available from Lauren Williams at the Career and Counseling Center or request tickets by emailing emptybowls@nebrwesleyan.edu. Tickets are also available at Heartland Pantry, located at 48th Street and Leighton Ave. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Bowls For Backpacks will be held in the student center dining hall from noon to 3 p.m. The faculty band “Release Time” will perform throughout the event.

Last year’s event served over 400 people and raised nearly $7,000 for the Food Bank.

There are also a few days left to get a glimpse of the handmade bowls, which are currently on display in Elder Gallery. Bowls will be available for viewing through Wednesday.

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