(Posted March 31, 2008)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Three Juniata College student groups are collaborating to organize a soup dinner event designed to raise money to benefit Huntingdon's food bank at the St. James Lutheran Church in Huntingdon.

The dinner, which is at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 5 at the St. James Lutheran Church in Huntingdon, requires a minimum donation of $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Patrons of the event who have paid the adult price will get not only soup and bread, but also a hand-made ceramic soup bowl from the college's renowned pottery program. The event, titled "Empty Bowls," is a nationwide event designed to focus attention on world hunger.

Tickets are available at the information desk in Juniata's Ellis Hall.

Tickets to the event are available at the door. Juniata's event, which is sponsored by PAX-O, the student club for peace and conflict studies, the Catholic Council and Mud Junkies, the ceramic studio, is designed as a benefit, and also as an outreach project between students and the local community. Last year, the event raised $3,000 for the Huntingdon Food Bank.

A variety of soups and breads will be available for the event, provided by local restaurants such as Hoss's, Memories, Dragon, Donna's, Boxers, Miller's Diner, The Café, Bric A Brac, Brenneman's meat market, Top's, The Village Tavern, Side Street Café, Main Street Café, Paesano's, Diner 22, Sunday Came, and Sodexho Campus Services Division, the food service provider for Juniata College. Other businesses have donated services or supplies.

Juniata's students and faculty made ceramic bowls for the event.

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.