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Empty Bowls ’19 raises over $5,000 to fight local hunger

on May 9, 2019

A group photo with one person holding a giant check Many thanks to those who joined together for a fun family evening at Warwick Valley High School, while helping fight hunger in our community.

This year’s annual Empty Bowls fundraiser on May 3 was hosted by the High School Empty Bowls Club and Warwick Valley Empty Bowls community volunteers.

Warwick Valley Empty Bowls is part of an organized effort to fight hunger in communities across the United States and in other countries. Many purchased a pottery bowl as a reminder of the event and the cause.

Attendees enjoyed ice cream with an awesome variety of toppings. The event also featured beautiful handmade pottery bowls available for purchase, performances by talented WVHS student musicians, kids’ games and hands-on pottery activities, Tricky Tray and a 50/50 raffle. Adding to the excitement was the guest appearance of the Warwick Wildcat, who made a special visit to the event.

During the school year, WVHS Empty Bowls Club student members work with Empty Bowls Club faculty advisors, Ms. Shari Blauner and Ms. Gina Buffardi and local potters to learn how to make, decorate and glaze bowls for this and other fundraising events.

WV Empty Bowls is proud to have received a generous $1,000 award from the Altice Charity Champions program that recognizes area high school community service efforts. An Altice representative attended the event to present a “big check” to Empty Bowls 2019.

The success of Empty Bowls ’19 will help many hungry children and families in our community. Event proceeds of $5,207 will benefit these organizations, encompassing the entire Town of Warwick, that provide food or meals to those in need:

  • Backpack Snack Attack program serving Town of Warwick students
  • Warwick Community Kitchen in Pine Island free monthly dinners
  • Florida Community Food Pantry
  • Greenwood Lake Food Pantry
  • St. Peter Lutheran Church Food Pantry in Pine Island
  • Warwick Ecumenical Food Pantry

For more information about Warwick Valley Empty Bowls, go to: www.warwickvalleyemptybowls.org.

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