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Community Engagement Hosts 7th Annual Bread 'N Bowls

Posted by Ashraf Ashkar, Office of Community Engagement on Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Event Date/Time: Monday, Apr. 28, 2014 5:30 pm
Location: Morris Area Elementary School (151 S Columbia Ave, Morris, MN 56267)


The University of Minnesota, Morris Office of Community Engagement (OCE) will host its 7th annual Bread ’N Bowls event on Monday, April 28, from 5:30–7 p.m. at Morris Area Elementary School (151 S Columbia Ave, Morris, MN 56267). All are invited to attend this event.

Since its inception in 2008, Bread ’N Bowls has established a reputation for its delicious food and beautifully crafted bowls. The project has come to be a valued event in the community, raising awareness about violence and poverty and providing support for local organizations.

The meal includes soup, bread, dessert, and a beverage. Soup is served in a handcrafted souvenir bowl. Family-friendly music and children’s activities will also be provided.

All proceeds from the event are donated to Stevens County Food Shelf, Someplace Safe, and the Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance (PRCA) to provide food for families living in poverty, safety and advocacy services for survivors of violence, and scholarships for low-income children who wish to participate in PRCA programming.

Support for Bread ‘N Bowls is provided by a broad coalition of local businesses and organizations. The bowls are handcrafted by University of Minnesota, Morris ceramics students and Morris Area High School art students. Food and supplies are donated by Amoco Food Shop, Assumption Catholic Church, Buddies Bar and Grill, Bello Cucina, Casey’s, Chokio Café, Dairy Queen, Don’s Café, EcoWater, Federated Church, McDonald’s, Meadowland Market, Met Lounge, Old #1, Pizza Hut, Pomme de Terre Foods, Sodexo, Taco John’s, and Willie’s Supervalu.

Freewill donations of $10 for adults and $5 for children are appreciated. For more information or to volunteer, contact Ashraf Ashkar, assistant coordinator of community engagement, at 320-589-6457 or aashkar@morris.umn.edu.