From Susan Maritan –
MHS Clay Club to Hold Fundraising Event for Food Cupboard
Medfield High School Clay Club, under the guidance of art teachers Sara Higger and Kate Jones, is planning a fundraising event called “Empty Bowls.” The club held their first ever Empty Bowls dinner last year, and it was very well received by the community. Local restaurants and businesses supported the event through soup and bread donations and the MHS Culinary Club provided the desserts.
Empty Bowls is an international project to fight hunger organized by artisans on a community level, and Ms. Higger and Ms. Jones brought the concept to Medfield in order to raise money and awareness for the Medfield Food Cupboard.
The Empty Bowls fundraiser begins with a clay soup bowl making class at Medfield High School, followed by a glazing session a week later. The event finale takes place on March 19 when participants gather at Blake Middle School to enjoy a simple but delicious meal from their beautiful hand-made bowls.
Participants who are not be able to attend the earlier pottery sessions are encouraged to come to the dinner on the 19th; they can choose a bowl made by the MHS art students. At the end of the meal, all the guests take their bowls home to keep as a reminder of their donation to their Medfield neighbors in need.
Those interested in participating in the Empty Bowls event should go to the Medfield Food Cupboard website – www.medfieldfoodcupboard.com – and click on the Sign-Up Genius to see available dates for classes and dinner. This is a great family-friendly event – children are welcome.
“We are so pleased that Ms. Higger, Ms. Jones, and the Clay Club are once again holding this community-building event on our behalf,” said Food Cupboard Co-President Tracey Rogers.
“We rely completely on financial and food donations to support our mission,” continued Co-President Susan Gorog. “We deeply appreciate the generosity of our community and its support of this creative fundraiser.”