The fundraiser includes a raffle, entertainment from two Union a capella groups, and food. Tickets for the general public are $20 and $5 for students.
Begun in 1990 as a national grassroots effort to raise awareness of and help fight food insecurity at the community level, a group of Union students introduced Empty Bowls to Schenectady in 2009. Student volunteers and community members have come together to support the City Mission of Schenectady, Bethesda House and Concerned for the Hungry - three local organizations dedicated to combating hunger in the area.
Participants will also receive a handmade ceramic bowl of their choice, which they may keep at the end of the night as a symbol of the “empty bowls” that many of our community’s vulnerable residents.