UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Photo: Patrons for this year's Bowls For Hope event search the table full of bowls to find the perfect one to keep. UWRF photo/Kathy M Helgeson.
The 2017 event raised $6,000 for Hunger Prevention Council of Pierce County- Moola for Milk Program. Since its inception in 2010, Bowls for Hope has raised more than $46,000 for local charitable organizations.
March 27, 2017--The eighth annual Bowls for Hope event held March 7 at UW-River Falls raised $6,000 for the Hunger Prevention Council of Pierce County-Moola for Milk Program. Each year UWRF works with the community to raise funds through Bowls for Hope for a worthy organization that makes a difference in the St. Croix Valley.
"Funds raised from Bowls for Hope will be used to purchase milk for struggling families visiting community pantries in St. Croix and Pierce counties," said Jeff Bealles, coordinator, Hunger Prevention Council of Pierce County. "Milk is high in nutrients and a necessity for many recipes. It's at the top of the list as far as desired foods are concerned in the pantries. Bowls for Hope funds will ensure thousands of families (mostly women and children) receive milk."
Guests voted for their favorite soup of the
evening and the winner of the People's Choice Award went to Kinni View Deli at
Riverwalk Square's White Chicken Chili. The restaurant
owners and chef's also voted for their favorite of the night and the winner of
Choice Award was Copper Kettle's Egyptian Red Lentil Soup.
"We had a great time and were very honored to be the beneficiaries of this year's event," said Bealles. "We appreciate all and volunteers and their hard work and effort that went into executing it. The bowls and soup were outstanding, so a huge thank you to the artists and restaurants who generously donated their talent and time. Finally, thank you to the hundreds of attendees, sponsors and donors who showed up and supported Bowls for Hope and the Moola for Milk program."
Moola for Milk is administered in Pierce County by the Hunger Prevention Council of Pierce County and in St. Croix County by the United Way St. Croix Valley.
To date, Bowls for Hope has raised more than $46,000 for local charitable organizations.
Bowls for Hope Event
For an entrance fee of $25/adult and $5/children age 12 and under, participants may select and keep a bowl created in ceramic, pottery, fibers and wood classes at UWRF, River Falls High School, Meyer Middle School, the Renaissance Academy, or by area artists. Attendees may also sample, at no extra charge, soups donated and served by area restaurants. Guests have the opportunity to vote for their favorite soup. We will once again be awarding a "Chefs' Choice Award" for the soup favored by the chefs participating in the event.
Tickets can be purchased at the River Falls Chamber of Commerce, 215 West Maple Street, UWRF Chancellor's Office in 116 North Hall or the University Center information desk on campus. For questions in regards to advanced ticket sales, call 715-425-3201. Tickets will also be available at the door. Purchasing tickets in advance will guarantee a bowl.
Belle Vinez, Bo's 'N Mine, Copper Kettle, Kilkarney Hills, Perkins Family Restaurant & Bakery, River Falls Area Hospital Dining Services, Kinni View Deli at Riverwalk Square, Selah Vie, South Fork Café, UWRF Chartwells Dining Services, West Wind Supper Club, and Whole Earth Grocery.
2017 Soup Winners
Guests voted for their favorite soup of the evening and the winner of the People's Choice Award went to Kinni View Deli at Riverwalk Square's White Chicken Chili. The Restaurant owners and chef's also voted for their favorite of the night. The winner of the Chef's Choice Award was the Egyptian Red Lentil Soup from Copper Kettle.
Artists Contributing Bowls
Marilyn Anderson, Donna Badje, Ingrid Bjerstedt-Rogers, Bob Brodersen, Roger Evans, Cathi Herriman, Jay Jensen, Randy Johnston, Jennifer King, Michael Luethmers, Pat McCardle, Jan McKeachie-Johnston, Wendy Olson, Doug Peterson, S.C. Rolf, Scott Zeinert, Rhonda Willer's ceramic classes at UWRF, Renaissance Academy classes taught by Kyle Stapleton, River Falls High School pottery classes taught by Gina Pedriana-Basche, and Kelyn King's class at Meyer Middle School.
For further information, email Mary Van Galen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, March 6
Admission: $25 per adult,
$5 per child 12 and under.
Tickets available at the door!