"Empty Bowls" raises hunger awareness

Updated: 03/05/2014 11:28 PM
Created: 03/05/2014 10:49 PM WHEC.com

You probably had a full plate at dinner, maybe even a second helping.
But as you know, many people around the world don't even have a plate to eat off of.

That's why Wednesday night the Hilton Elementary Art Department hosted its first ever "Empty Bowls Open House and Dinner."

The goal was to raise awareness and money for people who aren't fortunate enough to have a hot meal each night.     

"When we heard about how many people starve every day, it made us feel like we should really help out. So making these bowls made us really feel better about how we feel with it. I like the idea too. It's a really good idea," said Alyssa Williams, sixth grader.

"I was really happy to see how many people came to see Empty Bowls. It's amazing that they did. Yeah, pretty cool," said Madilyn Rodas, sixth grader.

Students from third through sixth grade donated hand-crafted bowls for the event. Each family paid just $5 for a bowl and a meal of soup and bread.

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