JJC community makes bowls for charity

On Feb. 19 JJC students, staff, and community members alike gathered to make bowls for the Empty Bowl Project.

Empty Bowls started in an art class in 1990 with the mission to raise money to combat hunger. It has since become an international project that helps food drives, soup kitchens, and numerous other charities and organizations that focus on feeding the hungry.

This will be JJC’s second year participating in the project, with the bowl sale being held on Tuesday, Apr. 28 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. It will be held at the main campus in lower level J-Building.

All proceeds from the event will go toward the JJC emergency fund and to the JJC Micro Pantry, which is located at the main campus in the C-Concourse.

Over 300 bowls were made last year according to Amy Sims, coordinator of Student Activities and Holistic Wellness.

“My favorite part is seeing the JJC community coming together in a different way. So many different people are involved and everyone can give a little to support a beautiful project on campus,” said Sims.

No experience was needed to attend this bowl making event, and many amateurs were in attendance. A lot of people even went to make a second bowl after they finished their first one.

Those interested in donating can purchase a bowl online through the JJC website, or they can purchase one at the event. Bowls cost $10 and will include a small meal of soup, bread, and a beverage.