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A Plus: Wooster Christian's Empty Bowls


Our A Plus this week is being awarded to a school using art to help in the fight against hunger. Students and staff at Wooster Christian School in Wooster are participating in the Empty Bowls project. This is a grassroots effort by artists around the world to support food-related charities.

Colorful bowls are shaped and painted by students and teachers. The school then hosts a soup and luncheon to benefit the Wooster Hope Center’s food pantry. For the price of a ticket, guests receive a meal and their choice of one of the bowls to take home.

The empty bowl symbolizes the amount of food around the world necessary to feed everyone each day and acts as a reminder that there our people in our communities who are hungry. Student Jillian says of participating “The reason I do Empty Bowls is to raise money to help those less fortunate. I feel like it is very important to do this because we are so blessed and need to share what we have.”

Last year, they raised over $1,700 and an anonymous donor stepped up and match it! Wooster Hope Center is volunteer-run, so they are able to maximize every dollar received. The school is currently shaping and cooking bowls for this year’s event to be held November 16 th.