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Cheltenham Ceramics Students Donate Artwork to Empty Bowl Charity Event

Empty Bowl Charity Event Approximately 80 Cheltenham High School art students have donated their original, stunning and functional ceramic bowls to be utilized at the 26th annual Empty Bowl charity event at Arcadia University on Monday, Nov. 11. The event will be held at Arcadia’s Grey Towers Castle (450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038) from 4:30 - 8 p.m., and intends to raise awareness around local and global hunger and homelessness.

Event attendees choose a ceramic bowl - handcrafted by a community member -  as their soup bowl for the evening. The bowl is filled with soups donated by area businesses, restaurants and individuals from Arcadia and the surrounding community. Attendees take the bowl with them after the event as a reminder that for many people around the world, an empty bowl is the reality of their mealtime.

As part of their curriculum, CHS ceramics students have donated their artwork to the noble cause for the past 19 years.

Tickets are $15 (GA) or $12 (students/children) and can be purchased online or at the door. Guests are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to donate. 

All event proceeds will benefit Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network, a local agency that provides temporary shelter and food to homeless families, and Rise Against Hunger, an international program which provides crisis response, nutritious meals and empowerment initiatives to those affected by natural disasters and those in impoverished areas.