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Students raise awareness about hunger

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 21 March 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers
ALBION – Albion seventh-graders had their sixth annual Empty Bowls event on Thursday, an event that raises awareness about hunger and generates money for the food pantry at Community Action.

About 150 students made bowls in art class, learning pottery from teacher Kamie Feder. The bowls were for sale on Thursday for $5 each. Some were also for sale during Friday’s high school musical, “Honk!”

Each student wrote a note about hunger that was placed on each bowl.

Students in the service learning class taught by Tim Archer have learned about hunger locally, in the region, nationally and in the world. They visited Foodlink in Rochester and have helped Community Action with food baskets.

They learned that one out of four people have an insecure food supply locally.