Monday, March 14, 2011



MARCH 8, 2011


Media Contacts
Paula Green, Citrus College Office of External Relations, 626-914-8873
Stacy Armstrong, Citrus College Office of External Relations, 626-857-4082
Mike Hillman, Citrus College art instructor, 626-914-8661


Media Advisory – Photo and Interview Opportunity


Citrus College to Co-Host Annual Hunger Relief Event



Citrus College and the First Christian Church Fine Arts Academy are joining forces to present the annual Empty Bowls Benefit, an energetic and appetizing community gathering that seeks to raise funds and awareness to fight hunger throughout Glendora.

The first part of the Empty Bowls project took place on Super Bowl Sunday, when 45 Citrus College students gathered in the college’s ceramics studio to create over 1,000 ceramic bowls.  The second part of the project is the benefit event, in which Glendora restaurants donate soup to fill the bowls.  Guests purchase the bowls of soup for $15 apiece.


The following individuals/groups will be in attendance:
-- Citrus College students and employees
-- First Christian Church Fine Arts Academy members
-- Community Members


Empty Bowls Benefit
Friday, March 11, 2011
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


First Christian Church Fine Arts Academy
300 N. Glendora Avenue
Glendora, CA. 91741


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.

All sales proceeds will be given to the Glendora Police Department, which uses the funds to aid those in need of immediate assistance.  Every year, the Empty Bowls benefit raises approximately $10,000 for hunger relief efforts in the Glendora community.


Visit the First Christian Church on Friday, March 11 anytime between 5 and 9 p.m.  For more information, contact Mike Hillman at (626) 914-8661.