Help us make “empty bowls” to fight hunger

The Franklin High School Empty Bowls Club will hold a bowl-making event on March 7 to help make ceramic bowls in preparation for the 5th Annual Empty Bowls Dinner on May 7. Anyone 8 years or older is invited to this free, community event to create bowls out of clay which will be used in the May 7 fundraiser benefiting the Franklin Food Pantry.Demo of creating bowl

The event, held from 10 – 11:30 a.m. in Room 138 at FHS, is limited to the first 25 people who register. All materials and instruction are provided for free. Please note this is not a drop off event; parents must stay with their children. Please wear comfortable clothes as you may get messy!

“We are opening our studio to engage the public in a worthwhile project that addresses hunger in our own community,” says Brenna Johnson, FHS art teacher and instructor for the Empty Bowls Club. “It’s a great opportunity for families or friends to experience a craft activity together while supporting a meaningful cause.”

The clay bowls that are created in the event will later be fired, painted and glazed in preparation for the Empty Bowls Dinner to raise money for the Pantry. Dinner attendees choose one of the hand-made bowls to take home as a reminder that “somewhere, someone’s bowl is empty.” The May 7 fundraiser, which includes a simple meal of soup and bread, is meant to remind guests of the many “empty bowls” that exist in the lives of those who experience hunger. Check back in April to purchase tickets for the event.

About the Franklin High School Empty Bowls Club

Franklin High School is participating in an international charity project called Empty Bowls, which supports hungry people in local communities. The first part of this project is to make ceramic bowls with students, faculty, district K-12 art teachers, and the Franklin community. Then, the Empty Bowls Club and the Franklin Food Pantry co-host a community meal of soup and bread. All funds raised at this event are donated to the Franklin Food Pantry. The Empty Bowls Club has been sponsored by the Franklin Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.