Empty Bowls raises $2,106

November 22, 2017 by Anonymous

NPC’s third annual Empty Bowls community event on Friday, November 17, raised $2,106.95 for The Love Kitchen in Pinetop.

“Empty Bowls is an international nonprofit grassroots effort by ceramicists and educators, working with the community, to create handcrafted bowls as a way to raise awareness of food insecurity in our communities,” explains Magda Gluszek, NPC art instructor and organizer of NPC’s Empty Bowls Project. 145 people attended the community event.

“I was thrilled to have so many people, many of them working with ceramics for the first time, show up at our two bowl Make-a-Thons, where 178 bowls were created,” said Gluszek. NPC students and community members then finished the bowls using a variety of colored glazes

“I want to especially thank Karen’s Country Bake Shop for providing the bread and Persnikkity’s Café and Bakery for again providing the soup and bread for our event,” adds Gluszek. “I’m also grateful to Paula Howard, Alejandra Celiz Gutierrez, Perry Wray and Stuart Holmes who helped me with instruction, cleanup and the firing and glazing of the bowls.”

Food insecurity is defined as lack of access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members and limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods. Food insecure households are not necessarily food insecure all the time. Food insecurity may reflect a household’s need to make trade-offs between important basic needs, such as housing or medical bills, and purchasing nutritionally adequate foods.

For more information about the Empty Bowls project, contact Magda Gluszek at 532-6176.

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