For more than 20 years, Evanston Township High School has hosted its annual Empty Bowl event to support local soup kitchens and food pantries.
On Dec. 15, staff and students from the ETHS Community Service Club, Fine Arts (ceramics) and staff from Operations and Nutrition Services coordinated the event to help raise awareness and funds to fight local hunger.
About 300 people attended Empty Bowl 2021 and had the opportunity to purchase a meal and a handmade ceramic bowl during ETHS lunch blocks. In addition, dozens of ceramic pieces were donated by local artists, businesses and organizations for a silent auction.
With help from more than 70 student volunteers, this year’s Empty Bowl event raised more than $2,500. Many local businesses and organizations supported Empty Bowl at ETHS, including Bagel Art, Evanston Art Center, ETHS Community Service Club, Great Harvest Bread Co., Midwest Clay Guild, Neal’s Wheel Ceramics, the Pot Shop and the Robert Crown Art Class. In addition, individual ceramic donations were provided by Evanston residents including Sophie Carlisle, Paula Inocencia Cofresi-Silverstein, Marti De Boer, Susan Thompson, Patti Vick, Maddie Young, ETHS Ceramics teachers Gina Coleman, Petra Maton and Pamela Paggao.
For more information about Empty Bowl at ETHS, contact Diana Balitaan, Community Service Coordinator, at email@example.com.