Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Empty Bowls Raises Thousands Of Dollars To Fight Local Hunger

Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) raised over $5,000 for the Chandler Christian Community Center (CCCC) to assist families in need of food at the 4th Annual Empty Bowls event on Tuesday, September 20th. The event was sponsored by members of Student Life and the Service-Learning Office. Attendees purchased handmade ceramic bowls for $10 made by the CGCC service-learning ceramic students with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting CCCC.

"We are extremely grateful for those who came out to support the Empty Bowls fundraiser and to help fight hunger in the local community," said Alexandra Cannell, Service-Leaning Coordinator at CGCC. “Our campus community has embraced this event over the past few years and continues to give back to those in need. Because of their efforts, over 260 families in need will receive meals!”

Event attendees were served a 300-calorie meal which included a cup of hot soup and a bread roll donated by Dilly's Deli, Fry’s, Liberty Market and Paradise Bakery. This small portion meal was meant to signify the average number of calories a food-insecure person eats in one day.

Empty Bowls at CGCC is part of a district-wide fundraiser that raises funds for families in support of World Food Day (October 16), a day of action for people around the world to come together to declare their commitment to eradicate hunger.

CCCC's mission and vision is to change lives by nourishing minds and bodies to create a connected thriving community and to have a healthy and productive community built on a foundation of dignity and hope. Each year CCCC distributes over 15,000 food boxes locally with enough food to feed 50,000 adults and children. For more information about CCCC visit www.chandlerfoodbank.org.

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