Jack’s Experience with Empty Bowls

Earlier this year, I worked at an Ice Cream Social for Empty Bowls, a student run organization, which was partnered with Share our Strength.  Share our Strength is an organization that focuses on ending child hunger in America. During this event, people bought bowls that were made by volunteers in Empty Bowls and were served ice cream, and could also buy styrofoam bowls for a lower price. The proceeds made in this event went to Share our Strength. After the Ice Cream Social, Josh Wachs, Chief Strategy Officer for Share our Strength, made a speech about how school meals help hungry children in New York and how they provide services to feed these children during the summer. He also presented a film made by Share our Strength, called A Place At The Table.

At the Ice Cream Social, I helped kids who had bought bowls put toppings on their ice cream. I also served ice cream as well, and I assisted in cleaning up after the event. At this event, I learned valuable information about child hunger in New York City, and I got to help Empty Bowls and Share our Strength.

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