Thursday, September 18, 2014

Empty Bowls event raises $2,000

By The Herald Staff | 12/20/2013

Ottawa High School’s Empty Bowls program fell just short of its goal earlier this month, but still raised a healthy amount for local food pantry efforts, an organizer said Friday.

“We are proud to say Empty Bowls has raised $2,000 to donate to Hope House and ECKAN,” Kyliegh Love, OHS senior and one of the event’s organizers, said.

Ottawa High School’s Empty Bowls program fell just short of its goal earlier this month, but still raised a healthy amount for local food pantry efforts, an organizer said Friday.

“We are proud to say Empty Bowls has raised $2,000 to donate to Hope House and ECKAN,” Kyliegh Love, OHS senior and one of the event’s organizers, said.

The donations are to be equally split between Hope House’s food pantry, 302 S. Walnut St., Ottawa, and the Franklin County ECKAN Community Center, 517 E. Third St., Ottawa, Love said.

A presentation of the money is planned Jan. 13 during a homecoming assembly at OHS, 1120 S. Ash St., Ottawa, Love said.

Empty Bowls is an international effort to fight hunger, organized at a community level, that involves selling student-crafted bowls filled with soup.

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