Fourth Annual AC Empty Bowls Event

The Middle School Ceramics class held Allendale Columbia School’s fourth annual Empty Bowls event on Wednesday, December 12th, at Allendale Columbia School. Empty Bowls is an international grassroots project to fight hunger, personalized by artists and art organizations on a community level.

Members of our AC community created over 75 bowls for the silent auction, including  Upper Schoolers, faculty, and of course the Middle School Ceramics class. Additionally, artists in Rochester donated 7 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 one and a half hours, the students raised $717.00, which they presented during Middle School Lunch on January 8th to Maddy Campbell, Event Coordinator and Executive Assistant of the Ugandan Water Project, a global, non-profit humanitarian organization that provides clean water, sanitation, and hygiene resources to communities in Uganda. A representative from the Ugandan Water Project visited the Ceramics class on Monday, December 3rd, to talk with the students and answer questions about their work.

In 2017 the AC Empty Bowls event raised $1,347 to donate to the Summer Meals for Kids joint venture between Foodlink and the City of Rochester.

About Empty Bowls

“Empty Bowls” is an international grassroots project to fight hunger, personalized by artists and art organizations on a community level. The promotion and growth of the project is managed by The Imagine/RENDER Group, a 501(c)3 organization. However, each community’s events are self developed and independent. Empty Bowls events typically benefit the hungry, homeless, or those who are food insecure.