The second annual Empty Bowls fundraiser, sponsored by Millburn Middle School MASH and SOAR Peer Leaders will be taking place in the Millburn Middle School cafeteria on Thursday, March 3. This fundraiser was rescheduled due to inclement weather, and will now be held on the same night as the Middle School Evening of Excellence. All are invited to visit the Middle School from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for a warm soup meal with friends and neighbors, followed by an opportunity to appreciate the hard work and talent displayed by Middle School students in the annual Evening of Excellence and Art Show from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

With the purchase of a $15 ticket, guests will receive a handcrafted ceramic bowl by MMS Peer Leaders, a delicious warm meal of soup and bread, charity information and good company.  Whole Foods Market of Millburn-Union is generously donating all of the homemade soup and freshly-baked bread for this event. Proceeds will be donated to Down the Block, The Community Foodbank of New Jersey and The Nepal Program for Progress. 
 
Everyone in the community is welcome! The bowls can be purchased before school in the main hallway and during lunches. For more information, to RSVP or to make a donation, please contact Middle School art teachers Marina Reilly (marina.reilly@millburn.org ) or Claudia Sohr (claudia.sohr@millburn.org), or technology teacher Zsuzsanna Michael (zsuzsanna.michael@millburn.org ).
Tickets already purchased will be honored and your bowl will be waiting for you at the door.  

Ms. Michael says, “Our peer leaders are very excited to be holding this event for the second year, and to be able to raise money to help these organizations who assist others in our own neighborhood and beyond. We want to thank Whole Foods for their very generous donation of soup and bread, and hope many community members will come share a meal with us.”
 
Empty Bowls is an international project to fight hunger. The basic idea for Empty Bowls is simple. Students create ceramic bowls, then serve a simple meal of soup and bread. Guests choose a bowl to use that day and to keep as a reminder that there are always empty bowls in the world. The money raised is donated to an organization working to end hunger and food insecurity. More information about Empty Bowls may be found at http://www.emptybowls.net