Youth Action Hudson students raise more than $1,200 through our 2016 Empty Bowls hunger awareness dinner!
On Saturday January 16th, Youth Action Hudson students hosted their annual Empty Bowls dinner to raise awareness of poverty and hunger in the Hudson community. Each year, our students invite community members to join us for a simple meal of soup and bread to raise awareness of hunger and poverty in the Hudson community. This year, guests had the opportunity to purchase bowls hand decorated by YAH volunteers to serve as a reminder of the empty bowls in our community. Our students choose to donate 100% of the proceeds from this year's event to Operation HELP.
YAH student volunteers were thrilled to present Barb Van Loenen and Jean Schneider of Operation HELP with a check for $1,256 from the Empty Bowls event. This money could be used to provide more than 50 gas vouchers, or provide emergency rent and/or utility assistance to 7 families in the community. For more information about Operation HELP, please visit www.operationhelpstcroix.org.
Operation HELP provides resources and assistance to those in need throughout the St. Croix Valley. For more than 30 years, Operation HELP has been providing residents in need with emergency rent assistance, utility payment assistance, and gas vouchers.
In addition, Operation HELP connects those in need with the proper resources to help them regain their independence.
This year, we raised more than $1,200 for Operation HELP!!!
Our YAH youth would like to thank the following businesses, organizations and individuals for helping to make our Empty Bowls event possible:
The Subhouse, Better Bites St. Croix Valley, Phipps Center for the Arts, Dunn Bros Coffee, Kwik Trip, Winzer Stube German Restaurant, Mid-America Wealth Management, Green Mill (Bloomington, MN), Kozy Korner, Hudson Bagel & Coffee Co, Alane Wood, Ed Lucas, David Wakeling, Joseph Maitrejean, Debbie Luedtke, Darlene Plattner, Susan Iverson, Lisa Weber, Alyson Maitrejean and Cindy Anderson.
We would also like to thank Divine Serendipity for providing musical entertainment!