Filling EMPTY BOWLS - for Hunger Awareness
FILLING EMPTY BOWLS
RAISING $1,700 FOR HUNGER AWARENESS MONTH
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During National Hunger Awareness Month (October), the Sayville High School Art Club and the Sayville School Employees Charitable Foundation hosted an “Empty Bowls” soup/salad dinner event for more than 150 guests in the High School Cafeteria.
For a $10 ticket, dinner guests enjoyed an assortment of steaming and hearty homemade soups* kept piping hot in crockpots. They sampled a variety of dinner rolls, corn muffins, and biscuits, and had their pick of dressings for the tossed salad. And for their dining pleasure, background music was provided by student Kathreen Mangaluz at the piano. As a special attraction, guests were also invited to select a one-of-a-kind handmade ceramic bowl from the over 250 bowls made by Sayville High School Art students.
This first Empty Bowl event was actually two years in the making; the original plans began with members of the Class of 2008 whose handiwork was represented among the pottery on display. However if not for the generosity of so many people, from local merchants, such as Brooklyn Paul’s Deli, Fritzsche’s Bakery, and Audrey’s Bakery, to Sayville faculty, staff, and families (see list below) who made soup, bowls, or gave donations, the sumptuous feast would not have been possible.
A special congratulations goes to Bobbie Dalpiaz and the SHS Art Club members for their beautiful crafstmanship. The success of this first Empty Bowls fundraising event was certainly due in part to the artistic creations of such talented students.
"Many, many, many, thanks to all the faculty members who donated soup, crockpots, purchased bowls, and joined us for the evening,” Art Department Chair Julia Lang Shapiro added. “This was a wonderful opportunity for all of us to see the impact that Art can have by promoting social awareness both globally and locally. It is good to know that we have helped to fill some of the empty bowls of those in need.”
The entire proceeds from the Empty Bowls event, which totaled over $1,700, were donated to the Greater Sayville Food Pantry.
SPECIAL THANKS TO
Brooklyn Paul’s Deli
Sally Stohl & The DePompeo Family
The O’Neill Family
The DeKenipp Family
The Argentina Family
Kathy Van Dorn
Greg Von Brook