Lincroft, NJ – Brookdale’s Employee Volunteer Connection invites the community to join them to help fight hunger. Their annual “Empty Bowls” event on Wednesday, November 7 will take place at three locations this year – in the Warner Student Life Center and in the Larrison Hall Café, Lincroft main campus and at the Hazlet location of the Northern Monmouth Higher Education Center from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

The yearly effort is held to raise awareness that each day people in our communities go hungry - someone’s bowl is empty. Funds raised are donated to local food banks.

For a $6 donation, supporters meeting in the Jersey Blues Dining Room will enjoy a cup of cream of broccoli or mulligatawny soup & homemade bread from the Culinary Education Center kitchens. Those supporters coming to Larrison Hall Café or the Hazlet HEC will be treated to desert – a slice of cake donated by the Culinary Education baking students. And that’s not all – each donor will also receive a one-of-a kind handmade ceramic bowl created by the volunteers. The donation will include one ticket for a prize drawing. Prizes for the lucky winners will be artfully crafted items made by the volunteers.

The bowls for the event have been in the making for the past year with the assistance of Erik Johanson, Art Learning Assistant. Professor Lori Uffer and her art classes donated the “balloon bowls” that are formed over an inflated balloon that is later removed with the clay bowl remaining. Clay for the bowls was donated by the Scroll & Pen Bookstore.

For more information regarding the event, contact Rosemary Kochman at 732-224-2350 or Helen Vota at 732-224-2597.