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Ohio Northern University to hold fifth annual Artists Against Hunger luncheon

Nov 4, 2014

The Ohio Northern University Department of Art and Design will hold its fifth annual Artists Against Hunger luncheon in the Wilson Art Center on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m.

The Artists Against Hunger luncheon offers the community an opportunity to give back in exchange for a lunch and a handcrafted ceramic bowl made by faculty, alumni and students from Ohio Northern University. The bowls will be filled with one of a variety of soups, including minestrone, chicken noodle, butternut squash and chili.

Each bowl will be $10, and all proceeds will go to the Hardin County Backpack Program. In addition to lunch and the choice of a one-of-a-kind bowl, the community will be encouraged to participate in a weeklong food drive, during which non-perishable food items can be donated at various locations on ONU’s campus.

Mayumi Kiefer, studio arts student at Ohio Northern, founded the event four years ago to combine her two passions of helping others and creating art. The event raised approximately $1,100 in its debut, and, last year, $3,100 was donated to the Backpack Program.

The Backpack Program seeks to eliminate hunger on weekends for students in school districts by providing the students with non-perishable foods in backpacks. Backpacks are discreetly distributed to deserving students (in easily accessible and safe environments) on the last day prior to a weekend or holiday vacation.

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