The Middle School Ceramics class held Allendale Columbia School’s third annual Empty Bowls event on Sunday, December 3rd at the Rochester Brainery. Empty Bowls is an international grassroots project to fight hunger, personalized by artists and art organizations on a community level. Many members of our AC community created over 125 bowls for the silent auction, including STEM students, the Global Engagement Club, Upper Schoolers, Lower Schoolers, faculty, and of course the Middle School Ceramics class. Additionally, artists in Rochester donated 18 vessels for a raffle and local businesses contributed delicious food and coffee for the fundraiser.
Ceramics students organized and ran the entire Empty Bowls event. In two hours, the students raised $1,347, which they donated to the Summer Meals for Kids program. Summer Meals for Kids is a joint venture between Foodlink and the City of Rochester, which provides breakfast and lunch to Rochester city students when school is not in session. The donation will go toward the expansion of Foodlink’s mobile Summer Meals for Kids, which will provide 5,000 meals this summer. You can also click here to see WROC cover this event as part of its Honor Roll.