Helping the hungry

Empty Bowl Luncheon to raise money for Schoolcraft Food Pantry
By Elizabeth Casella
Staff Writer
There are many opportunities to help feed the hungry this holiday season across the Metro Detroit area. The Empty Bowl Luncheon on Dec. 3 is just one way to help the hungry within the Schoolcraft community. This luncheon will be held in the Wilson Room inside of Henry’s in the VisTaTech Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
EmptyBowlsNG3“This is a really great fundraiser for the Food Pantry. It brings in the money that is needed to buy items before the holiday season for families that may need the extra help in our very own community,” said Schoolcraft student and President of Student Activities Board Sam Berger.
The Student Activities Board works with the Art Department to help erase hunger every year with this annual lunch fundraiser. Guests can purchase a bowl that was hand crafted created and donated by Schoolcraft ceramic and pottery students. For every bowl purchase patrons will receive a free bowl of soup and a slice of bread. Guests may also pay $5 for the purchase of the soup and bread instead of a bowl. All proceeds go to the Schoolcraft Food Pantry. The soup is generously made and donated by Food Service and the Schoolcraft Culinary Arts program donates the fresh baked bread for patrons to enjoy.
“Last year it was really great to see everyone coming to the event and donating money to the food pantry. There is a great need to supply the food pantry continually throughout the year. The holiday season brings an even greater need,” said Schoolcraft student and former Student Activities board member, Ashley Tyler.
EmptyBowlsCS2The Schoolcraft Food Pantry has been serving Schoolcraft students for five years. Food from the pantry is available to any currently registered students in need. Donations are also accepted all year round in the Student Activities office. Only canned food and non-perishable food items will be accepted.
“I love this event because it has good soup and good people. All the funds go to a great cause as well. It is a chance to have a fun afternoon meeting new people, viewing and buying amazing hand crafted pots and helping others,” said Schoolcraft student Sarah Bridges.
For a simple donation of $5 or the purchase of a hand crafter bowl guest can help others this holiday season. Make sure to stop by The Empty Bowl Luncheon on Thursday Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Wilson room inside of Henry’s.
For more information on this event, contact the Student Activities Office at 734-462-4422 or visit the office in the Lower Waterman of VisTaTech Center.