7th Annual Empty Bowls Event to Benefit the Franklin Food Pantry May 19th Annual Event Back In-Person with Traditional Soup and Bread Dinner
The Franklin High School Empty Bowls Club will again host an Empty Bowls dinner to benefit the Franklin Food Pantry on Thursday May 19. The event will take place at Franklin High School in the cafeteria from 6 to 8 p.m. The club partners with the Franklin Food Pantry to create hand-made empty bowls to give to attendees as a reminder of the many “empty bowls” that exist in the lives of those who experience hunger.
The event will feature a traditional soup and bread dinner, ceramic bowls to take home that the students have made, an online and in-person art auction, and a giving wall. Attendees can purchase tickets online (https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E188424&id=47) until noon on Thursday, May 19. Tickets may also be purchased at the door with cash or check only. The online auction will open (https://sites.google.com/view/emptybowls5/live-auction?authuser=0) on May 18 at midnight and will run through June 1.
“After two years of smaller events, we are so excited to be able to bring back Empty Bowls in its original intent,” said Tina Powderly, executive director for the Franklin Food Pantry. “It’s a wonderful way to raise awareness about our neighbors in need while partnering with the community. We could not run this event without the Franklin High School Empty Bowls Club and FHS Art Teacher Brenna Johnson. Brenna works tirelessly with the students to educate them about hunger in the community – awareness that they take forward in life after school - and helps them to create beautiful bowls for guests to take home.”
Johnson said, “I love Empty Bowls and it’s one of the best things I have ever been a part of! As a teacher, I’m so glad I can help students learn that they can make a difference in the lives of so many families with their art.”
Empty Bowls is an international grass roots effort to fight hunger and raise funds to support local pantries. The Franklin Food Pantry and the FHS Empty Bowls Club work together to support the cause locally. For more information about the event, visit www.franklinfoodpantry.org or call 508-528-3115. To sponsor the event please visit https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E188424&id=46 .
About the Franklin High School Empty Bowls Club
Franklin High School is participating in an international charity project called Empty Bowls, which supports hunger initiatives in local communities. The objective of the Empty Bowls Club is to teach students of all ages that they can make a difference in their local community. Club members, their families, coupled with the Franklin community spend the year making ceramic bowls by hand. Then, the Empty Bowls Club and the Franklin Food Pantry co-host a fundraiser at FHS. All funds raised at this event are donated directly to the Franklin Food Pantry.
About the Franklin Food Pantry
The Franklin Food Pantry offers supplemental food assistance and household necessities to almost 1,100 individuals per year. The Franklin Food Pantry is not funded by the Town of Franklin. As a private, nonprofit organization, we depend on donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and other strategic partners. We are grateful for our many partnerships, including that with the Greater Boston Food Bank, that allow us to achieve greater buying power and lower our costs. Donations and grants fund our food purchases, keep our lights on, and put gas in our food truck. Other programs include home delivery, Weekend Backpack Program for Franklin school children in need, mobile pantry, emergency food bags and holiday meal packages. The Pantry is located at 43 W. Central St. in Franklin on Route 140 across from the Franklin Fire Station. Visit www.franklinfoodpantry.org for more information.