Empty Bowls Project

The 3rd annual JHS Empty Bowls Project will be Tuesday, March 19, 2013 from 5:00 pm. – 7:00 pm at Jefferson High School, 1401 Jefferson Street Alexandria.  Come and support our students in their efforts to make a difference in the fight against hunger.   Enjoy a simple meal of chili and corn bread.  There will be entertainment and a silent auction.

For more information or to get involved, contact Lynn Ransom, Youth Service Coordinator, District 206 Community Education at 320-762-2142, ext. 4671.

What is Empty Bowls?

Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger.  The basic premise is simple: Students, potters and other crafts people, educators and others work to create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a simple meal of chili and bread.  In exchange for a cash donation, guests are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The money raised is donated to organizations working to end hunger.  In the past two years, students have raised over $8100 to fight hunger.  Our project is a student led initiative sponsored by District 206 Community Education, District 206 Food and Nutrition Services and local business and service organizations.   Over 150 students participated in the project.  This year's recipients will be the Outreach Food Shelf, JHS Friday Food Shelf and Meals With Care. 

Get involved in this event by:


·        Creating a bowl for the event

·        Donating a bowl for the silent auction

·        Become an Empty Bowls sponsor

·        Invite family and friends to join you at the event.


Student Quote:  “I enjoy being part of helping the community in whatever way I can…. and the food was yummy, too!”

Please view our Empty Bowls Power Point for more information.
Last Modified on November 11, 2013