Organizers prepare for Empty Bowls event
Soon ceramic bowls will be scattered in the gym of Hillside Elementary as volunteers prepare for Empty Bowls on March 2.
The national campaign is aimed at drawing awareness and an end to local hunger.
In New Richmond, the event helps raise funds for Five Loaves Food Shelf, the New Richmond Happy Kids Backpack program and Heifer International.
In 2007, $8,200 was raised, Cheryl Emerson, director of Community Education, has said.