Four Luzerne County colleges and universities partner to help hungry

Cameron Hinkel, Correspondent

Four Luzerne county colleges and universities are partnering together to help fight hunger in the Wyoming Valley area.

People can donate $15 to receive soup, bread and a drink. This is a way to help feed the hungry and needy provided by the first Wyoming Valley Empty Bowls event.

Empty Bowls is an international effort to fight hunger and the basic premise of it is potters and other craftspeople make handcrafted bowls in effort to remind people of all the empty bowls in the world.

This event will take place on four Luzerne County colleges and universities: Misericordia University, Luzerne County Community College, Wilkes University and Kings College, from 1-4 p.m. on Oct. 28. people can come be a part of way to give back to the community.

Attendees will also receive a handcrafted bowl for their donation. Children under the age of 12 can receive a bowl, soup, bread, and a drink for only $5. Additional bowls will also be available. Proceeds from this even will go to some of the local agencies that are helping to fight hunger problems in our community. Some of these agencies are the Back Mountain Food Pantry, the Weinberg Food Bank, and the St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen.

This event will be held in the Henry Student Center Ballroom in the Student Union Building on Wilkes University.