26th annual Dearborn Schools’ Empty Bowls meal helps those in need

Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Public Schools A family enjoys soup at the 2016 Empty Bowls fundraiser. 

Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Public Schools
A family enjoys soup at the 2016 Empty Bowls fundraiser.

 

DEARBORN — The Dearborn Public Schools Art Department will host its 26th annual Empty Bowls meal from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at Park Place Banquet Hall, 23400 Park St.

Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Public Schools Miller Elementary School students prepare for the 2016 Empty Bowls dinner.

Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Public Schools
Miller Elementary School students prepare for the 2016 Empty Bowls dinner.

For a suggested $5 donation, guests who attend the family friendly dinner will receive a one-of-a-kind handmade bowl and a serving of soup and bread. The bowls are made by DPS students in kindergarten through high school.

Proceeds will support Gleaners Food Bank and Blessings in a Backpack, local charities that help feed the hungry. Guests can take their bowls home as a reminder of all those who go hungry each day.

A variety of soups will be available, including vegetarian and gluten free. A tin can raffle also will be held.

No reservations are required, but those who arrive early will get first choice from all of the unique bowls.

“The art department is very proud of this event and the thousands of dollars we have raised over the years to help those in need,” DPS Art Resource Teacher Susan Briggs said. “I’d like to thank students who make the bowls and both current and retired Dearborn teachers for all of their help and hard work to make Empty Bowls so successful.”

For more information about the Empty Bowls meal, contact Briggs at 313-580-0960 or briggss@dearbornschools.org.