Feed the Need Luncheon and Silent Auction to Benefit Youth in Poverty

DUBUQUE, IOWA — The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque and its youth grantmaking board, the Youth Area Philanthropists (YAPPERS), announce the 13th annual Feed the Need silent auction and soup luncheon on Thursday, October 18, in the Roshek Building lobby, 700 Locust St. Between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., the public is invited to stop by for lunch, including several varieties of soup and bread provided by American Bombshell, Houlihan’s, Hy-Vee, Inspire Café and East Mill Bakery. Attendees will also have the opportunity to bid on silent auction items donated by local businesses.

The cost is $10 at the door and all proceeds will support 2019 YAPPERS grants. Each year the YAPPERS receive requests from local youth-serving nonprofit organizations. The high school students have the opportunity to review grants, go on site visits and make funding decisions to benefit local youth living in poverty. In the spring of 2018, the YAPPERS awarded $10,035 to local nonprofits.

The YAPPERS are composed of 33 students from all three area high schools. They spend the academic year learning about community issues affecting local youth living in poverty. Feed the Need began as part of the Empty Bowls Project, a national youth poverty awareness campaign, and the YAPPERS use the event to increase local awareness, community involvement and charitable giving focused on improving the lives of Dubuque’s disadvantaged youth.

Feed the Need is sponsored by the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, American Bombshell, Houlihan’s, Hy-Vee, East Mill Bakery, Theisen’s Home-Farm-Auto, William R. Klauer, Mary Schmid, Kunkel & Associates, Great River Technology and Chip and Julie Murray.

For more information, call 563.588.2700 or visit dbqfoundation.org/YAPPERS.

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Jeff Danna
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Founded in 2002, the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque strengthens communities and inspires giving. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life throughout Northeast Iowa by serving donors, making grants to local nonprofit organizations, and providing community leadership through convening and collaboration. Guided by the values of integrity, equity and inclusion, collaboration, excellence and innovation, we seek to ensure a vibrant and inclusive Greater Dubuque region with resources and opportunity for all.