In what has become an OVS tradition, ceramics teacher Jody Cooper and nine OVS students recently loaded into a van and drove to the Empty Bowls dinner, a fundraiser designed to battle hunger nationwide.
The Empty Bowls Foundation is a charity set up in 1990 to raise money and awareness in support of food banks, soup kitchens and other organizations fighting hunger. The Santa Barbara event was launched in 1998.
As has been the case for the past several years, ceramics students donated bowls for the event and afterward helped stack chairs and tables, took out the trash, gathered signs, packed up leftover pots, and, of course, ate soup.
Students participating in this years’ event were Claire Wickenhaeuser, Daphne Psaledakis, Jenna McIntosh, Ali Fortier, Winnie Chang, Lucinda Wong, Winnie Wu, Lily Cao and Marcella Peek.
Mrs. Cooper, who has been attending the event since 2006, said it was great once again to see OVS students pitching in when asked to do so.
“[We go to Empty Bowls] so that they can participate in a community service project that’s quick and easy,” Mrs. Cooper said.Share