• Empty Bowls Project

    Empty Bowls Project has been held each year at the high school since 2011. Since March of 2011 the Senior Social II students, with the help of other District 206 students, have raised over $21,000. Money from this project has been given to local food shelves and programs such as Meals with Care, United Way Weekend Back Pack Program, the high school food shelf and the Outreach Food Shelf in Alexandria. 

    For more information about the Empty Bowls Project and our 2015 event contact Lynn Ransom, Youth Service Coordinator, Alexandria School 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. 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. 

    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.