Bucyrus High School participating in Empty Bowls Project

Bucyrus High School participating in Empty Bowls Project
Posted on 02/18/2015

Students at Bucyrus High School are doing their part to help in the fight to end hunger through the Empty Bowls Project. The High School Art Club and Family and Consumer Science classes will host an event that will take place from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the High School commons Tuesday, Feb. 24.

Community members will be offered the opportunity to help the students raise money that will be donated to help fight hunger. BHS Art Club students have been working to design and make the "empty bowls." Mrs. Vickie Purvis' Family and Consumer Science students are preparing the homemade soup that will be served in the bowls.

"Students are asking people to donate $5.00 for a bowl of soup and side of bread," BHS Art Club advisor Michael Striker said. "Those making a donation will also get to keep the homemade ceramic bowl that was made by the students."

The Bucyrus City School District Food Service department is donating the soup, bread and drinks for the event. The empty ceramic bowl that donors will receive symbolizes the hunger that is present in the world and how their donation will help. According to Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger relief organization, one of every eight Americans struggles daily with food insecurity.

"I am proud of our high school students and staff for their willingness to help those less fortunate than themselves," Bucyrus Superintendent Kevin Kimmel said. "We have people right here at home who struggle to provide adequate nutrition for themselves and their families, and my hope is that this event will help our community realize we need to help our neighbors."

Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger and was created by The Imagine Render Group. The money raised during this event, and others like it, is donated to an organization working to end hunger and food insecurity. Learn more about the Empty Bowls project at www.emptybowls.net or contact Michael Striker at mstriker@bucyrusschools.org.