Belvidere Boone County Food Pantry hosts empty bowl fundraiser

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- The Belvidere Boone County Food Pantry is working to fight hunger with the help of local student’s artwork.

The pantry hosted its first ever empty bowl fundraiser this weekend to raise funds for food and personal care items. Guests could select a bowl that was hand crafted by a local student and then fill it with soup, salad and bread sticks. Organizers say guests could take home the bowls to remember those who are hungry and in need in our community.

"We believe that hunger and poverty are a community problem. We are asking our community to partner with us in helping us to solve this problem. We partner with our schools, with our businesses, with our churches in whatever ways we can to help combat hunger in our community,” said executive director of the Belvidere Boone County Food Pantry Danice Loveridge.

The Belvidere Boone County Food Pantry says they are always accepting donations. They will be hosting another fundraiser coming this fall in September where the handmade bowls will be available.