, Friday November 18th, Youth Action Hudson in partnership with the Hudson Youth Resource Committee hosted our annual Empty Bowls event, designed to raise awareness of poverty and hunger in our community. Historically, our event has been hosted in February, but this year, we decided to host the event in November, which is National Youth Homelessness Awareness month.
Guests were invited to join us for a simple meal of soup and bread, and learn more about organizations that are helping to end poverty, hunger and homelessness in our community. Organizations present included Positive Alternatives, Grace Place, Operation HELP, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Our Neighbors' Place, Hudson Christian Food Shelf and the Hudson Backpack Program!
Our students had the opportunity to research the organizations that were present at the event, and had the chance to select one organization to donate 100% of the proceeds from the event to. Our students selected Positive Alternatives to be the recipient of the funds. Positive Alternatives is a non-profit, community based organization serving youth and families in Wisconsin. Through family and strength based services, PA strives to equip at-risk youth and young adults with social, emotional and developmental skills needed to flourish.
Alexis Palmquist from Positive Alternatives came to speak with our Youth Advisory Board today about how proceeds from our Nov. 18th Empty Bowls event will help to benefit Positive Alternatives! Our Youth Advisory Board members were thrilled to present Positive Alternatives with a check for $854!