Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank

Empty Bowl

The 25th Annual Duluth Empty Bowl happens Tuesday, April 17 at The Historic Depot in downtown Duluth beginning at 10 a.m. This annual fundraiser supports Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank in providing food for the hungry in Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin.  Nearly 46.5 million people in America face hunger. The idea behind Empty Bowl is that it reminds us of all the empty bowls in our country.

Feeding America.org

It's bad enough not to know where your next meal is coming from - or if there is going to be a next meal.  But the "meal gap" is especially pernicious; it's that economic space where perhaps you're making choices between food or rent, or food or medications ... but you still make "too much" to qualify for federal nutrition assistance.

Northern Lakes Second Harvest Food Bank

The Backpack Program here in the Northland is an effort by Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank to get food into the hands - and tummies - of kids who might otherwise not have much to eat over the weekend.

Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank

Twice as many seniors are using food shelves in the Northland as did five years ago.

by Dave Lynas

This week on Radio Gallery we gear up for Empty Bowl, an annual fundraiser and awareness campaign to fight hunger in our community and around the world. Local artists donate their work  to benefit the Northern Lakes Food Bank. In exchange for a cash donation, you are invited to a simple meal of soup and to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. Duluth’s empty Bowl event benefits the Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank. The preview event Sea of Bowls is Monday night at 5pm; Empty Bowl happens all day Tuesday, April 14, 2015  starting at 10 am.

Dave Lynas, an artist and Studio Director at the Duluth Art Institute, speaks with Radio Gallery about the upcoming event at the Depot which takes place on Tuesday, April 26th called "Empty Bowl." This event benefits Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank.

Radio Gallery 4-20-2011: Dave Lynas