The Service Council in cooperation with The Office of Student Development, Washington College Dining Services, River Arts, Evergrain Bakery and the sisters of Alpha Chi Omega hosted the 4th Annual Empty Bowls dinner to benefit the Kent County Food Pantry. To assist with the fundraising, there was a silent auction. This year’s event took place at the Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre.
The bowls used at the event were made by students and community members. They serve as a unique keepsake to take home as a reminder that there are “empty bowls” everywhere.
Sponsored by Artworks, the Washington College Service Council and the Office of Student Development, the second annual Empty Bowls benefit dinner raised over $2,000 for the Kent County Food Pantry. The dinner marks one event in an international grassroots effort to fight hunger by raising money and awareness about hunger and food insecurity. The basic premise, to raise money by hosting a simple meal, is adapted by event sponsors based on the unique needs in their community.