The Center at Donaldson’s March 15th Empty Bowls soup supper as part of a help to fight hunger was an incredible success, raising over $2,100. Nearly $600 dollars was collected from the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ Sisters during their province-wide meeting in early March. All of the money raised was recently donated to The Food Bank of Northern Indiana for Marshall and Starke Counties. The Empty Bowls project is an idea which was created by the Imagine Render Group as part of an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. The basic premise of the project is for craftspeople to work with interested participants to create handcrafted bowls which are sold during a supper event. The public is then invited to a simple meal of soup and bread in exchange for a cash donation.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.