Tuesday, February 8, 2011

5th Graders Helping with The Empty Bowl Project

Helping Feed People in Need

The Empty Bowl Project is a national grassroots effort to fight hunger. The basic premise is simple: Potters and other craftspeople, educators and others work with the community to create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. In exchange for a cash donation, guests are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The money raised is donated to organizations working to end hunger and food insecurity.

Smithville Elementary 5th grade students will be painting and glazing bowls to be used in The Empty Bowl Project in April. Jo Watts will be working with our students during the next couple of weeks helping them contribute to this wonderful cause.

The Smithville Food Pantry, Smithville Community Gardens & Lost Pines Artisan's Alliance are working together to bring a fun, informative day to the citizens of Smithville and the surrounding areas. Join them on Saturday, April 16, 10am - 3pm, for a day of informative speakers who will discuss issues as varied as pocket gardens, community involvement in hunger programs, gardening tips for home and community, landscaping and much more. Vendors will be on site offering fresh vegetables, gardening and landscaping tools. Soups will be served throughout the day (see the Program Schedule for times). Soups and breads are donated by local restaurants.

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