Fundraiser to Raise Hunger Awareness

Artwork, donations, and a school–wide effort were part of a fundraising effort this afternoon.

North Star Academy of Marquette held the Fifth Annual “Empty Bowls” event to help raise awareness and money. The proceeds will go to people who are experiencing poverty and facing hunger.

Empty bowls fundraisers take place all over the country.

A ten dollar donation was good for soup and bread for lunch and an empty bowl. These bowls have some meaning behind them.

Students from grades 2nd through 12th hand crafted the bowls from clay, yarn, and paper mache. All proceeds from this event benefit two Upper Michigan non–profits.

Room at the Inn is a rotating homeless shelter at Marquette Area churches. Operation Aoy is an effort by the owner of the Rice Paddy – a popular Thai restaurant in Marquette. Aoy Lachappelle buys food, books, shoes, and uniforms for poor children in her home village outside Bangkok, Thailand.

Posted by: Jordan Kelly