Rebecca’s Experience with Empty Bowls

On May 13th, I spent the afternoon making bowls in the Ceramic Studio for Empty Bowls. This was the first time that I had participated in the project. Empty Bowls is an international project to fight hunger on a community level. At the beginning, Jack gave a thoughtful discussion on hunger in New York City. I knew that hunger in New York City was a large epidemic, but hearing that 1/7 families do not know where their next meal will come from surprised me. To me, the idea that artists and groups can create bowls, and in the process, attempt to end hunger is incredible. It is great to be able to do fun activities like pottery, and help people at the same time. With only 5 people there, the event felt personal. I enjoy making art, so this organization is particularly attractive to me. Although I am disappointed that I have not attended more sessions in the past, I look forward to attending many in the future.

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