North Hills School District News Article

Empty Bowls: North Hills pottery students donate to fight hunger

Posted Wednesday, March 27, 2024

North Hills High School pottery students made more than 20 authentic soup bowls to donate to Empty Bowls, an international project aimed to fight hunger. Events are held in towns and cities across America and the world to raise money for local food banks to help those in need.

Locally, the 2024 Empty Bowls event will be held Sunday, April 7 at Rodef Shalom Congregation in Oakland and benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and Just Harvest. Attendees receive a meal consisting of local chef-created soup and bread, and then select a ceramic bowl made by local artisans, including those made by our students, to take home as a reminder of those in the community who face food insecurities.

The first Empty Bowls event was organized by a Michigan art teacher in 1990 to help support a local food drive. Since then, Empty Bowls has raised millions of dollars to help end hunger.

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