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Funds from the 2017 Empty Bowls project dispersed

Posted: Sat, Jul 15, 2017 10:25 PM
Pictured are (left to right) Andrea Springmeier (Oneota Co-op), Barb Dale (Farmers Market Voucher Program), Jeff Tomlinson (Decorah Community Meal), Carolyn Flaskerud (First Lutheran Food Pantry), Erin Ryan (Northeast Iowa Peace & Justice Center), Nate Furler (Oneota Co-op).

Funds from the 2017 Empty Bowls - Decorah fundraiser now have been donated to five local organizations working to fight food insecurity in and around Decorah. Local organizations receiving donations are Decorah Kid's Backpack Program, Farmers Market Voucher Program, Decorah Lutheran Food Pantry, First Lutheran Food Pantry, and the Decorah Community Meal.

Since its inception in 2006, Empty Bowls Decorah has raised well over $100,000 to support efforts to fight food insecurity in northeast Iowa as well as worldwide.

If you would like to donate (bowls, talents, time) towards Empty Bowls Decorah 2018, please contact Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center: 563-382-3887, or email or Oneota Community Food Co-op: 563-382-4666, or email

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