Valerie Allan | Nov 03, 2011

Photo: Tracy and Sandi Hook of Hook's Rona Store in Northbrook

Students at NAEC are working together to run an Empty Bowls Project on Nov. 16 at the Northern Highlights craft show at the school.

Students from the Grade 11/12 Art classes have hand-made and glazed a variety of ceramic bowls. Ms. Sproule’s Grade 9 Science class and Ms. Bovard’s Grade 9 French class will be making chili and soup to fill the bowls. Ms. Kellar’s School to Community class will be making bread to go with the meal.

Members of staff and the community will offer a minimum donation of $5. They will choose a bowl and have it filled and accompanied by a roll. All profits will go to the local Food Bank. Visitors with large families or fixed income will be able to purchase the meal in a regular take-out container for a lower sum.

NAEC has made the Food Bank a priority in the last year. “We are pleased with the way so many groups have pulled together to help our local Food Bank over the last few months,” remarked principal Angela Salmond, “and this project is another way to help.”

The Empty Bowls Project started at a secondary school in the U.S. and has spread to many countries. L to R) Gabrielle Gagne-Balcacchin, Natasha McIsaac, Heidi Hawley and Shayla Newton show off some of the bowls they made for the Empty Bowls Project.

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