Empty Bowls Charity Dinner stomps out hunger
The Third Annual Empty Bowls Charity Dinner will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, in the cafeteria on campus.
It is a nationwide effort to raise money and awareness to end hunger in America.
“Empty Bowls is a charity that started back in the early ‘90s at a high school, helping feed the hungry,” ceramics teacher Frank Eager said. “It was the idea of an art teacher to make the arts more involved in a different cause. It blew up nationwide, so a bunch of food banks and stuff like that help out.”
At the event, people can enjoy a great dinner and live entertainment while they fight hunger locally.
“People show up, take their bowls, and then they are treated to an Italian dinner, which is lasagna this year,” Mr. Eager said. “Then there’s entertainment by some friends of mine who are jugglers and performers.”
Upon attendance, supporters will receive an empty, handmade ceramic bowl made by the school ceramic teacher, Mr. Eager, and his students. The bowls serve as a reminder of the many people in our community whose bowls are literally empty.
“I think it helps out, raising a lot of money for it and then it also gives students the chance to help their skill and make bowls for it,” junior Miranda Bivens said. Bivens is currently a student in one of Mr. Eager’s ceramic classes and is helping the event by making bowls.
Last year’s event was an incredible success and Mr. Eager hopes to bring equal support to the cause this year.
“It went very well and I’m very nervous about trying to reach the goals and expectations of last year- to raise over $3000 to help West Side Food Bank and other charities,” Mr. Eager said.
Tickets are $10 and are on sale now. Interested students may buy them in the front office or from any student council member. Students are also encouraged to bring family and friends to support the cause to fight hunger.