Empty Bowl Soup Project at Saint Bernard School

Students have been working on project since October; proceeds to help feed the hungry in Nicaragua.


The students of Saint Bernard School will be sponsoring The Empty Bowl Soup Project on Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

The students will be selling bowls of homemade soup in handcrafted bowls. The cost is $5 and includes a bottomless bowl of soup or chili and the bowl to keep. The money will be donated to help feed the hungry children of Nicaragua.

Tuesday’s soup sale culminates a two-month long project initiated by students that belong to the XBSS Saints Senior Leadership Group. The students include seniors Victoria Becotte, Elizabeth Gaccione, Emily Patten, Mena Buscetto, Joey Ferraro and Ben Whewell. 

The students felt that encompassing the art project of creating the bowls and the compassion of filling them with soup to raise money for a needy mission was an appropriate fit for the student team and the school as a whole.

Pottery teachers from the Art Department, Mr. David Belval and Mrs. Patti Kelley, generously pledged their time and talent to help facilitate the project of actually creating the soup bowls. All students and faculty were invited to attend a workshop to create a unique bowl for the project. The workshops were held in mid-October allowing sufficient time for drying and firing time along with glazing.  In total, more than 120 bowls were made and donated to the project.

Jen F December 04, 2012 at 04:36 PM
Question....... Call me insensitive, call me horrible and a bad person... but.... Why are they donating money to help another country when there are plenty of people in need in this one? I'm happy they're learning the lesson of helping those less fortunate then yourself... I think its wonderful, however there are plenty of hungry children and families in this country, especially after Sandy.... It probably wouldn't take much for a couple of representatives to organize time spent at a red cross truck in NY or NJ.... Where they can feel the pride of occplishment and SEE their efforts at work, which is a heck of a motivator.


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