PWSCC, in coordination with Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Society, is hosting the fifth Empty Bowls Project to raise funds for the Valdez Food Bank. It will take place on Friday, May 2, at 6:00 p.m. in the Sugarloaf Learning Center.
The Empty Bowls Project is an international effort to fight hunger, and it has raised tens of millions of dollars for anti-hunger organizations. It makes a direct impact on the local needs of people. The basic idea for the Empty Bowls Project is simple: Guests are served a simple meal of soup and bread, preferably in a handmade bowl. Guests get to keep their bowl as a reminder that there are always empty bowls in the world. Every time they take the bowl from their cupboard, they will be reminded that someone’s bowl is always empty and that on this one occasion they helped to alleviate hunger and could choose to do so again at any time.
There is a suggested donation of $10.00 to attend, and all proceeds will be donated to the Valdez Food Bank, but this project goes further. It is an opportunity to create more awareness about hunger and the Food Bank. The Valdez Food Bank has been helping local people meet basic food needs for over twenty years. Anyone who is willing to donate soup, homemade bread, or a special soup bowl is encouraged to contact Gail Renardson at grenardson AT pwscc DOT edu, or call 907-834-1664. Pictured is the soup line-up from last year’s event.