Empty Bowls Project Benefits Springfield’s Hungry
For the 16th straight year, Wittenberg’s Empty Bowls fundraiser enjoyed another record-setting year with more than 1,000 bowls being thrown and proceeds totaling an unprecedented $35,233 to benefit Springfield’s Second Harvest Food Bank.
“I am continually amazed by Wittenberg and the Springfield community,” said Scott Dooley, associate professor of art and Empty Bowls project manager. “During the challenging economic downturn of the last two years, there have been many foundations and organizations that have been forced to cut funding. But we have been able increase our totals by over $14,000 during this two-year period. This is truly inspirational.”
Ninety percent of the bowls were made outside of traditional classroom time and on Saturdays by Wittenberg students and members of the community, including students from Project Jericho who participated in an Empty Bowls module last fall. Key community sponsors also helped to make the project successful.