St. Anne-Pacelli will host event to fight hunger | News
St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School is hosting an Afternoon of the Arts and Empty Bowl Luncheon on Sunday, March 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Auditorium.
The event is both an art show and a fundraiser to help fight world hunger. Students have been making handcrafted ceramic bowls all year to donate to the event. For a $15.00 donation, those attending will be able to select a bowl to keep and get a soup and bread lunch.
All money raised will be donated to St. Anne Outreach to provide food for the hungry. In addition to the Empty Bowl Luncheon, attendees will enjoy a student art show, music, and a scene from the spring drama production “You Can’t Take it With You.”
Students hope to raise $2,000 for St. Anne Outreach to help stock the food pantry and plan to donate any leftover soup, bread, and dessert to local charities. Sponsors of the event include Chick-fil-a, Speakeasy, Country’s BBQ, O’Charleys, The Pickle Barrel, Publix, St. Francis Hospital, Hazel’s Flowers, AGLA, and Capital Burglar Alarm.
“The students work hard all year to put on this event,” says Allison Wilbanks, High School Art Teacher and event organizer. “It is a wonderful way for them to see how their gifts and talents can be used to better their community and world.”
This year, St. Anne-Pacelli is partnering with St. Ursula Academy in Cincinnati, Ohio by doing a bowl swap. This will help show students how hunger is problem larger than just one community. The St. Anne-Pacelli Empty Bowl Luncheon is also listed in the national registry of Empty Bowl events.