(PHOENIX, Ariz., Oct. 4, 2011) – Phoenix College will commemorate World Food Day with the fifth annual Empty Bowls luncheon Wednesday, October 19, 2011, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the main campus.
For $10, participants can purchase a bowl of their choice from among 300 hand-crafted bowls created by faculty and student artisan potters in the Phoenix College Art & Music Department. Students, faculty and staff as well as the community at large are encouraged to stop by and receive a simple lunchtime meal of soup or macaroni & cheese and water.
By eating a basic meal and keeping the ceramic handmade bowl, guests are reminded that empty bowls are a common occurrence for too many people worldwide. The community is encouraged to participate in the fundraising event, with most of the proceeds donated to Andre House of Arizona to help feed the Valley’s homeless population.
PC’s Culinary Studies program will provide the food and is taking an active role in organizing the event.
Empty Bowls began as a simple high school class project in Michigan in 1990 and has grown into a global effort involving thousands of participants that has raised millions of dollars to fight hunger.
“In a tangible way, this project allows PC faculty, staff and students to directly give to a pressing community need,” said Tim Hernandez, event organizer, artist, and residential faculty in the Phoenix College Fine and Performing Arts Department. “And the more the public participates, the more they get involved in making a difference in their community.”
Tickets will be sold at the event, which will take place in the breezeway in front of Bulpitt Auditorium in the center of the Phoenix College campus, which is located at 1202 W. Thomas Road. For more information, contact Tim Hernandez at (602) 285-7283 or Jonathan Higuera at (602) 285-7849.
Andre House of Arizona, the beneficiary of Phoenix College’s Empty Bowls event, was founded in 1984, and is located in the Capitol Mall District. It provides many services to aid the homeless and poor populations in the Valley.