Help fight hunger by supporting the Empty Bowls art charity events, hosted at several Maricopa Community Colleges. The program, started in 1990 by an art teacher in Michigan, has grown globally to benefit local charities fight hunger and food insecurity.
The following Colleges, in collaboration with local businesses, schools and community groups, offer Empty Bowls as a way to participate in a national movement to feed hungry and homeless people.
For a minimum $10 donation, patrons may select a one-of-a-kind ceramic bowl, handcrafted by a local artist, and dine on a simple meal.
Faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend any of the following events:
Mesa Community College
MCC Red Mountain, Mesquite Bldg., Community Room, 7110 E. McKellips Rd.)
Mon., Oct. 17
10 a.m. – Noon -- Community Resource Expo
11 a.m. – Noon -- Food Box Cooking Competition
Wed., Oct. 19 – Empty Bowls
10:30 a.m. -- 3 p.m. & 5-8 p.m.
MCC at Southern and Dobson, 1833 W. Southern Ave.
Mon., Oct. 24
10 a.m. – Noon-- Community Resource Expo (Student Lounge)
11 a.m. – Noon -- Food Box Cooking Competition (Student Lounge)
Tues., Oct. 25 -- Achieving Food Security sessions
9 – 10:15 a.m. – Food insecurity on college campuses: Student stories and open mic (Student Lounge)
10:30 – 11:45 a.m. -- Intersectionality of food deprived situations and social issues that cause hunger (Navajo Room)
Noon -- 1:15 p.m. – Hunger innovations/Empowerment (Navajo Room)
Wed., Oct. 26 – Empty Bowls (Navajo Room)
10:30 a.m. -- 3 p.m. & 5-8 p.m.
“It is a natural evolution to expand the fighting-hunger message of our very successful Empty Bowls events. Our community has come together annually for more than 20 years to support Empty Bowls, raising thousands of dollars to help feed our hungry neighbors,” said Linda Speranza, MCC Art Faculty and longtime, anti-hunger advocate. "We realize some our students might need sustenance support. Many also want to engage in the ongoing fight to help make adequate nutrition available to others in need.”
Proceeds from MCC events will benefit Paz de Cristo Community Center, which provides anti-hunger and empowerment support for the East Valley’s homeless, unemployed, working poor and their families.
Scottsdale Community College
Wednesday, November 30 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Proceeds from the SCC event will benefit Vista del Camino Social Services which, provides a variety of services to Scottsdale residents to prevent homelessness, meet the basic needs of individuals and families in crisis, relieve economic and emotional stress and assist individuals to maintain self-sufficiency.
Friday, October 14, 2016
Hand-crafted bowls will be for sale at the MCCCD District Office from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Lobby area. With your purchase, you will receive a ticket for lunch at the event on October 18 at Phoenix College.
Tuesday, October 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Sophomore Square
For $15 ($10 for students), you can choose a beautiful, hand-crafted ceramic bowl and receive a simple lunch as a reminder that empty bowls are a common occurrence for too many people worldwide.
Proceeds will be donated to Andre House to help feed the Valley's homeless population.
Glendale Community College
Wednesday, November 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Breezeway
Chandler-Gilbert Community College
CGCC held its event on Sept. 20 with proceeds benefitting Chandler-Christian Community Center to support its efforts in feeding those in the local community who might otherwise go without food.