Ceramics classes to donate bowls to “Empty Bowls” charity event


Ceramic bowls made by students at CHS and students from the seven other high schools in the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference (MIC) will be used in the “Empty Bowls” charity event on Nov. 5 . This event, running from 6 to 8 p.m, will take place in the Main Cafeteria and will benefit the Second Helpings charity. According to art department chairperson Jen Bubp, the bowls will be given to attendees to take home.

“Each person will get a bowl to eat from and then will be able to keep it after the event is over,” Bubp said.

“Empty Bowls” is not a new event but has not been hosted by CHS for a few years, according to cabinet member and senior Melissa Browning.

“Every year ‘Empty Bowls’ rotates schools but each school contributes bowls to the event every year,” Browning said.

Second Helpings Inc., the charity the event benefits, works to provide hunger relief for thousands of people in Greater Indianapolis. By gathering donated perishable and overstocked foods, Second Helpings has the means to cook 4,000 nutritious meals every day and distribute them to 80 social service agencies who then provide them to needy adults and children. Second Helpings also offers culinary training for adults who have little to no job training. This culinary knowledge then offers them opportunities for jobs in restaurants which then provide an income.

“I think this is a really cool thing that we get to contribute to,” Bupb said. “ It will be a neat experience.”