Empty Bowls Raised $8,500 For Local Food Pantries

Over $8,500 was raised in support of area food pantries thanks to attendees, donors and sponsors of the 2014 Empty Bowls Fundraiser.  The event, which was held on December 3, 2014 at the Retlaw Plaza Hotel, brought nearly 500 community members together in support of a great cause. Organized by the Leadership Fond du Lac Alumni Group and sponsored by Associated Bank and Consultants Laboratory of Wisconsin, this event brought awareness to hunger in our community and world and it provided an opportunity for the community to come together to raise money for local food pantries and shelters.  This year, five area food pantries benefited from the generosity of the Empty Bowls Fundraiser, with each receiving a check for $1,703.00.  The following food pantries were assisted: Broken Bread, Fondy Food Pantry, Loaves & Fishes, Salvation Army and St. Vincent DePaul.