"Empty Bowls" Event Raises Funds for the West Valley Food Pantry
Take handmade pottery, add some soup and cornbread, sprinkle in a lot of caring students, faculty, and staff, and you get today's Empty Bowls event at the Upper School. The event raised funds for the West Valley Food Pantry, which provides thousands meals and services to unemployed residents, the working poor, the homeless, and those living on fixed incomes.
Last month, students, faculty, and staff created bowls in the pottery studio, which were then filled with soup and sold at the event, along with cornbread and a drink.
This zero-waste event was hosted by Ceramic Teacher Nell Yates, Coordinator of Service Learning Pam Oseransky, Science Teacher Adam Yates, and many of their students.
Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger, created by The Imagine Render Group in the early 1990s. The basic premise is simple: Artists, educators, and others work with the community to create handcrafted bowls, which are then sold and filled in order to raise money to fight hunger and homelessness.