A tradition in Maine
In many school districts, middle and high schools organize Empty Bowl Suppers. Here is the way they work:
- Students create bowls in art class, usually on the potters wheel but sometimes by hand
- Students, parents, and teachers provide soups, stews, or another meal that can be served and eaten in a bowl
- Community members are invited to attend the Empty Bowl supper and are asked to make a donation or a set cost is pre-determined by organizers
- Attendees select a bowl that has been made by a student and eat of their bowl during the event
- Often music students participate by providing music during the supper
- The money raised is donated to a local organization such as a Food Bank
Sacopee Valley Middle School in Hiram, ME is filling bowls to help the hungry in our community. They are proud to host their 1st annual Empty Bowls and Fine Arts Showcase event on Thursday, February 17 from 5-7:30 p.m. Empty Bowls is a nationwide program that has fed thousands of hungry Americans. This community service learning projecti has been organized by Danette Kerrigan, Art teacher at the middle school.
As part of the project, students have diligently been staying after school to create fantastic clay bowls. For $5 you will have your choice of a bowl and soup and get to keep the bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. All money collected will be donated to two local food pantries to fight hunger in our community.
Dinner will be served from 5-6:30pm while performances from the Sacopee Valley Community Band will entertain you from 6:30-7:30pm. In addition there will be a sneak preview of SAD 55’s upcoming performance of Oliver! Throughout your experience, you’ll be amazed at the student artwork showcase on display.
Please join us as we hope to increase awareness of hunger and support for our community. Tickets can be purchased at Sacopee Valley Middle School or the Superintendent’s Office from 9 a.m. to 3p.m. or on the evening of the event.
For more information, please contact Danette Kerrigan at 625-2450 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the Empty Bowls Project, visit www.emptybowls.net
Please leave a comment if you are planning an Empty Bowl Supper and give us the details of the event. Thanks!