7th-graders use empty bowls to raise awareness and funds to fight hunger

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 31 March 2017 at 3:54 pm

Photos courtesy of Albion Central School

ALBION – Seventh-graders at Albion once again had their Empty Bowls project to raise awareness and funds for hunger locally.

Students made bowls of pottery in an art class led by Kamie Feder. This is the ninth year students have participated in Empty Bowls.

The students in the top photo include, from left: Leah Kania, Annaleese Wright, Diana Moreno and Riley Hollenbeck.

The students raised $555 last week, with the money donated to Community Action of Orleans & Genesee. There are about 40 bowls left and they will be for sale for $5 each at tonight’s Tarzan show at the Middle School Auditorium beginning at 7 p.m.

Orleans County Lynne Johnson bought one of the empty bowls. She is chatting with Loren Reid, Faith Bennett and Diana Moreno.

Each student who made a bowl also produced their own quote. Altogether, 145 bowls were made by the students.

Loren Reid, James Beach and Faith Bennett do their best to promote the event, which was last week at the middle school.

Dan Monicelli, the middle school principal, chooses a bowl. James Beach, teacher Kamie Feder and Leah Kania are behind the table.

Community Action presented a certificate of appreciation to the students.

In addition to the Empty Bowls event, students assist Community Action during the holidays by helping fill holiday food boxes. Many of the students also go to FoodLink in Rochester to help pack food boxes for surrounding food pantries, including in Albion.

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