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Albion 7th-graders raise awareness about local hunger

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 March 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

During the Empty Bowls event on Thursday, these Albion seventh graders – Evan Allen (left), Connor McQuillan (center) and Alex Rustay – dressed up to send a message about local hunger.

Albion seventh-graders have been doing the “Empty Bowls” project for six years. Students research local hunger and visit Food Link in Rochester. They learned that one of of four people have an insecure food supply locally.

They also each create a bowl in art class, learning pottery from teacher Kamie Feder.

The bowls were sold for $5 each on Thursday with the proceeds going to Community Action of Orleans and Genesee. The fund-raiser usually raises about $1,000 for Community Action.

Students made about 170 bowls. Each student wrote a note about hunger that was placed on each bowl.