Partnering Together for Hunger Relief
For the past two years, the Pottery Club at Middlesex School in Concord has participated in the Empty Bowls program and raised more than $2,000 for Gaining Ground. Empty Bowls is a national program that has been helping to raise money and awareness in the fight to end hunger since 1990.
Throughout the school year, the Pottery Club hosted workshops to make ceramic bowls. At an event in May 2016, more than 120 of these bowls were sold, with proceeds donated to Gaining Ground.
Megan Morrison, a faculty member at Middlesex, explains why Gaining Ground was chosen to be the recipient of this program:
One of the seniors who ran the pottery club really wanted to donate to an organization that supported food relief efforts in our area. As she said, often we raise money for international hunger relief organizations, without realizing that so many people where we live right now need support as well. Not only does Gaining Ground donate food to local pantries, but you get local volunteers involved, and you provide food education. Also, we thought it was pretty neat that you donate to Open Table in Concord. For years, we have had a group of students volunteering there weekly to clean up after the Thursday dinners.
Gaining Ground is grateful to Middlesex School and the Pottery Club. Partnering together, we can continue to fight hunger in our community.