For Immediate Release
Contact: Lea Ann Scales
Assistant Vice President
of Public Relations and Marketing
November 1, 2011
Hunger Awareness Day at Worcester State University begins Thursday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. with a public forum in the Blue Lounge, Student Center. “The Empty Bowl” fundraiser will follow from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Exhibit Area to benefit local food-relief organizations. Both events are open to the public.
Panelists include Urban Studies Professor Steve Corey, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor Tom Conroy, Ph.D.; Liz Castro Sheehan, the project manager for Hunger-Free and Healthy, Worcester Food and Active Living Policy Council; Krisitin Bafaro, executive director of the Community Harvest Project, Brigham Hill Farm in Grafton; and a representative from the Regional Environmental Council. Maureen Power, Ph.D., Urban Studies professor and executive director of the Intergenerational Urban Institute, will be the moderator.
“The Empty Bowl” fundraiser includes a meal of soup by Chartwells served in a porcelain take-away bowl, bread donated by Panera and apples donated by Niecwicz Family Farms. The cost for faculty, staff and the general public will be $10 and includes two raffle tickets. For students, the cost will be $3.00 and includes two raffle tickets. All proceeds will benefit St. Paul's Food Pantry, Pernet Food Pantry, Worcester County Food Bank, and Community Harvest Project.
This event is sponsored by the Student Government Association, the Intergenerational Urban Institute and the Urban Studies Department.
If you would like to contribute to the raffle, please contact Fran Langille at 508-929-8900.