The NIU Bread for the World organization raised $1,400 at their recent Empty Bowls event.
Empty Bowls, a nationwide project using ceramic arts to fight hunger, paired $10 ceramic bowls created by NIU ceramic arts students, with unlimited soup made by NIU Chef and Food Systems Lab Coordinator Bryan Flower.
“Each bowl you take home represents someone who is going hungry,” said Kelly Furr, president of the Student Dietetic Association. She added, Empty Bowls is a great event to support the Huskie Food Pantry, which serves NIU students experiencing food insecurity. Funds raised also go to Hope Haven, a non-profit organization helping homeless individual and families in DeKalb County.