Fighting Food Insecurity by Raising Funds

February 20, 2024
Opportunity Northeast

When you have it, the thought doesn’t cross your mind. When you don’t have it, it’s all you can think about.

Food insecurity is an ever-present challenge in America, and the Inland Northwest is no exception. According to Spokane Trends, about 10% of residents in Spokane county dealt with food insecurity in 2021.

To bring light to the issue of food insecurity to the Gonzaga community, Zag Dining by Sodexo partners with the Center for Community Engagement every year to offer Empty Bowls. This year’s Empty Bowls will be held on March 27 from 11 AM to 1 PM in the Globe Ballroom. Admission pays for lunch and an artisan crafted bowl of your choice. Tickets are $25 for the general public and $15 for students.

Last year over $2,500 was raised at the event, directly benefitting Gonzaga’s Campus Kitchens program.

Campus Kitchens is a hunger relief program that focuses on food recovery, eliminating waste, and providing hundreds of meals each month to community members.

What was once a nonprofit turned into a national event, Empty Bowls brings together local pottery artists and chefs “to raise money for food-related charities to care for and feed the hungry in their communities”, as described on their website.

Grab your tickets today and help fight hunger in Spokane.