Students hosted an 'Empty Bowls' dinner to raise money and awareness about hunger.
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Wednesday, April 24
One of the many service learning projects at Log College Middle School is an annual charity event called Empty Bowls. Empty Bowls is an international movement that has participants create ceramic bowls to then be sold at a soup and bread dinner. Proceeds go toward a hunger fighting organization. Art Teacher Laurie Schenfelt started the Empty Bowl project last year at Log. She brought the community service project over from Leary Elementary School where she had held the events for many years. This year, more than 200 students created bowls that were featured at a dinner in the middle school cafeteria Friday evening. About 100 attendees comprised of 6th graders, their families, teachers and community volunteers came together at the Empty…
The proceeds from Friday night's Empty Bowls Benefit dinner were donated to Philabundance.
A bowl of soup, a piece of bread and a glass of water. Not the most exciting or stomach-filling dinner ever, especiallyon a Friday night. But for more than 900,000 hungry people in the Delaware Valley, it's a menu fit for a king. That's the point the sixth grade students tried to get across to the gathered guests at Log College Middle School Friday night. "We learned some facts about hunger at school earlier today," said Emma Stanfield. "There's so many struggling to get food on the table, it made me ralize how lucky I am." Stanfield and the rest of her classmates spent the last few weeks creating ceramic bowls in art class. Once the dishes were painted and fired, the students could purchase the bowls for $12 and get tickets for them and …