Auburn University’s Empty Bowls Banquet to benefit Food Bank of East Alabama

NEWS RELEASE

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University will hold its
2012 Empty Bowls Banquet Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Alabama
Farmers Pavilion, at 620-A S. Donahue Drive at Ag Heritage Park.

The Empty Bowls banquet is meant to increase hunger awareness among
students, faculty, staff and the local community It will feature a
simple meal of bread and soup served in ceramic bowls, handmade by
Department of Art faculty and students. Each person attending will take
home a bowl as a reminder of all those around the world whose bowls are
empty.

Tickets are now available and are $10 for
students and $20 for all others, with all proceeds, as well as any
additional donations, going to the East Alabama Food Bank via the Beat
Bama Food Drive. Tickets can be purchased in 210 Spidle Hall; 315
Tichenor Hall; or 3 Comer Hall.

The banquet, co-sponsored by the Committee of 19 and Art in Ag, also
will include live music by a local folk band, a short film on hunger and
comments from Martha Henk, Food Bank of East Alabama director.

For more about the Empty Bowls Banquet, go to Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/events/468790473151744 or contact Azeem Ahmed at aza0026@auburn.edu.

(SOURCE: AUBURN UNIVERSITY / Contributed by Jamie Creamer.)