Second Empty Bowls Dinner at Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School

Hunger affects everyone throughout our country and our local community. Recently, students, staff, and community at Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School joined together to help raise awareness about hunger in our area at the second Empty Bowls Dinner.

Gathered in the school’s cafeteria, those in attendance were able to enjoy soups, breads and desserts prepared at the school in Family and Consumer Science Teacher Christina Connors' classroom by Eli Sassano, Annalise Yeagley, Chloe Henriquez, and Lindsay Ciollo . Connors and Rosenkampff organized of the event now in its second year. Students from the school’s music department provided a musical backdrop for the evening.

LCBMS students participate in the Empty Bowls Project during a unit on food and cooking. “It helps students to appreciate why we shouldn't waste food explore some of the many reasons that people in our community do not have enough to eat,” offered Connors. “When students see the number of children who go hungry in Westchester, it really hits home,” she added.

The dinner helps raise awareness about hunger in our community. Donations of food and more than $250 were collected and will be distributed to a local food bank. Donations go to Fred’s Pantry in Peekskill. Elissa Leone, Outreach Coordinator and Community Liaison,  for Fred’s Pantry talked thanked the school for their work and talked about hunger in our community.

Students in 7th grade classes had created unique bowls in their classrooms working with a visiting artist from Peekskill Clay Studio. Those bowls were distributed to those attending the dinner.