Empty Bowls

Empty Bowls is an interdepartmental educational program that takes a stand against local hunger. The idea for Empty Bowls is simple – participants decorate ceramic bowls and purchase the bowl for a good cause. The bowls serve as a reminder that there are always “Empty Bowls” in the world. Empty Bowls is a week long event in conjunction with Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. All proceeds from Empty Bowls benefit Spartan Open Pantry and BackPack Beginnings. More information on UNCG’s Empty Bowls project can be found on the Office of Intercultural Engagement‘s website.

Empty Bowls will be held during UNCG’s Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week (H+HAW). H+HAW is an annual week of events that takes place the last full week before Thanksgiving, with all events geared to raise awareness of hunger and homelessness on a local and national level. The Greensboro & High Point Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is currently ranked first in the nation for food insecurity. Greensboro’s day center for the homeless, the Interactive Resource Center (IRC), often sees over 200 people per day. Hunger and homelessness are prevalent issues; H+HAW at UNCG will raise awareness and provide opportunities for students to get involved in the community.