Empty Bowls Event at Immaculata

An Immaculata student volunteers at a recent Empty Bowls event

An Immaculata student volunteers at a recent Empty Bowls event

Immaculata University will hold its Empty Bowls event on Thursday, April 6, from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. in the Great Hall of Immaculata University, near Malvern, PA. All proceeds from the event benefit the West Chester Food Cupboard. Cost is $20 for adults, $5 for students, and $40 for families. Participants will receive a handcrafted bowl, one door prize raffle ticket, a choice of soups, bread, desserts and beverages. There will also be raffle items available.

Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. Guests are invited to a simple meal of bread and soup.  The empty bowl is taken home to serve as a reminder of the many people locally and globally, for whom an empty bowl at mealtime is a daily reality. Several local restaurants are generously donating the soups to Immaculata for the event.

“The generosity of the Immaculata community never ceases to amaze me,” stated Madeline Christenson, Assistant Director of Stewardship & Donor Relations. “I know the hardworking folks at the West Chester Food Cupboard appreciate any and all donations.”

Since the first year of the Empty Bowls Event at Immaculata, the campus community has joined together to make it a successful fundraising and learning experience.

Founded in 2009, the West Chester Food Cupboard is a non-profit organization that serves over 500 households each month. For more information about the Empty Bowls Event, please contact Madeline Christenson at mchristenson@immaculata.edu .  Tickets will be available at the door or online at https://www.iuemptybowls-2017.eventbrite.com.

Located on the Main Line in scenic Chester County, 20 miles west of Philadelphia, Immaculata University is a Catholic comprehensive, coeducational institution of higher learning.  On November 12, 1920, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania granted a college charter at the request of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) thus making Immaculata the first Catholic women’s college in the region. The IHM Sisters’ mission of educating women for more than 165 years has produced approximately 22,000 alumni worldwide and currently has nearly 3,000 students enrolled in 53 undergraduate majors, seven master’s degree programs, three doctoral degree programs, and over 40 additional professional endorsement, certificate and certification programs. Immaculata University contributes to the development of the whole person of any faith, fostering a commitment to truth, service, justice, and peace.

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