Students Donate Handmade Bowls to Empty Bowls Dinner
Fox Chapel Area High School students in teacher Joan Marangoni’s ceramics and fibers class recently donated 50 handcrafted bowls for the Empty Bowls dinner. A total of 45 students created the bowls especially for the fundraiser and the class has participated by donating bowls for the past few years.
Empty Bowls, held in March, is co-hosted by Just Harvest and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Just Harvest is a group that addresses hunger in Allegheny County. The annual Empty Bowls dinner is a simple community meal of soup and bread to help remind people of the one in eight residents in the county who are facing Hunger. Pittsburgh’s Empty Bowls typically draws more than 1,500 people and in the past 20 years has raised more than $500,000 to fight hunger in the region. Each ticket holder gets to choose a beautiful handmade bowl to take home.