Monday, March 15, 2010
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:           MARCH 3, 2010
FURTHER INFORMATION:            STACY ARMSTRONG (626) 857-4082, MIKE HILLMAN (626) 914-8661

 

Citrus College to Co-Host Annual Hunger Relief Event
By Stacy Armstrong

 

Raise money for hunger relief and enjoy a delicious bowl of soup – at the same time!

 

Citrus College and the First Christian Church Fine Arts Academy are once again hosting the Empty Bowls benefit, an energetic and appetizing community gathering that seeks to raise funds and awareness to fight hunger throughout Glendora.

 

The benefit, which is actually part two of the Empty Bowls project, will take place on Friday, March 12 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the First Christian Church at 300 N. Glendora Avenue in Glendora.

 

“First, people made bowls in the college’s ceramics studio on Super Bowl Sunday. At that time, they had the option of purchasing their bowls for $15 apiece or donating them for the benefit in March,” said Mike Hillman, Citrus College ceramics instructor.  “The second part of Empty Bowls is the benefit, in which guests purchase the bowls that will be filled with soup.”

 

This year, more than 15 Glendora restaurants have donated soup for the event.    In addition, the Citrus College Jazz Ensemble will be providing entertainment.

 

All sales proceeds will be given to the Glendora Police Department, which uses the funds to aid those in need of immediate assistance.

 

 “Often, police officers encounter hungry people when they are working,” Hillman said.  “This money helps them provide food vouchers to the needy.”

 

Every year, the Empty Bowl benefit raises approximately $10,000 for hunger relief efforts in the Glendora community.

 

“Normally, we take and take and take,” Hillman said.  “It is nice to have an event in which we can give back.”

 

Empty Bowls is an internationally recognized program that was created by Michigan artist/teacher John Hantom in 1990.  Individual communities and organizations sponsor the event in an effort to raise hunger awareness and to help feed the hungry in their own neighborhoods.

 

For more information about the Empty Bowls benefit or the Citrus College Ceramics Department, contact Mike Hillman at (626) 914-8661.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:           MARCH 3, 2010
FURTHER INFORMATION:            STACY ARMSTRONG (626) 857-4082, MIKE HILLMAN (626) 914-8661