Thursday, March 22, 2012

Grade 3: Getting set for Empty Bowls

It's almost time for our 2nd Annual Empty Bowls event at Bear Tavern! 
3rd graders have been crafting their slab bowls and glazing them beautiful colors. They have also been working hard to learn songs  on one of the greatest instruments of all time..the recorder (I still have mine from 3rd grade) to perform at the Empty Bowls event on Thursday 3/29.
The event raises money for local food banks to fight hunger. We are focusing on domestic hunger awareness and sending food donations and the money raised by selling the bowls to the Mercer Street Friends food bank in Princeton. 

We talked about what it means to be a hungry child (consistent lack of proper foods in adequate  proportions) and some of the reasons why a family might not be able to provide adequate meals. 
3 Hulme Bowls loaded in the kiln ready for firing

We discussed food banks and how they can be used by qualifying families to boost their food supply until they are stable again. 

Last year, the 3rd graders raised over $1,000 in 45 minutes which was sent to the Crisis Ministry of Princeton/Trenton's food pantry and to the American Red Cross for hunger efforts in Japan after the tsunami hit. 

I will post more pics sometime next week!

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