(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 6, 2013) — The annual “Empty Bowls” community fundraiser hosted at Scottsdale Community College raised more than $2,500, with the proceeds going to Vista del Camino Social Services Center, which provides emergency food, clothing and shelter to area residents.
About 500 people attended the Dec. 4 event in the SCC Cafeteria.
Empty Bowls started as a simple high school class project in Michigan in 1990 to bring attention to hunger issues. It has grown into a global event held annually and has raised millions of dollars to combat hunger.
The fundraiser at SCC was the culmination of many partners coming together, including:
City of Scottsdale Community Services Department
Concerned Citizens for Community Health
Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts
Scottsdale Unified School District
Paradise Valley Unified School District
Students from Supai Middle School in Scottsdale and Greenway Middle School in Paradise Valley made most of the handmade ceramic bowls sold at the event. For $10, buyers received a ceramic bowl and a humble dish of pasta prepared by the SCC Culinary Department and donated by the school’s Center for Civic & Global Engagement.
Congratulations to all the students and community partners who made this event a success.