Wednesday, May 26, 2021

6th Annual Empty Bowls Event Moves to Hybrid

6th Annual Empty Bowls Event Moves to Hybrid to Benefit the Franklin Food Pantry

The Franklin High School Empty Bowls Club will host a reimagined Empty Bowls event on June 10. The event will take place at Franklin High School in the ceramics studio from 4:30 to 7:30 PM. The club partners with the Franklin Food Pantry to create hand-made empty bowls to give to attendees as a reminder of the many "empty bowls" that exist in the lives of those who experience hunger.
This year attendees will sign up for a time and order their ticket online. The Empty Bowls club asks that all attendees be masked and practice social distancing while at the event. Club members will escort guests to the ceramic studio at set time and guests can choose their bowl and peruse the unique hand-made auction items. 
Bidding will take place online. The auction will feature advanced clay pieces that have been created by current and recently graduated FHS Empty Bowls Club members. The auction will open June 10 at midnight and will run through June 20.
"Empty Bowls remains an important event for The Pantry. It's a wonderful way to raise awareness about our neighbors in need while partnering with community," said Tina Powderly, executive director for the Franklin Food Pantry. "We could not run this event without the partnership with the Franklin High School Empty Bowls Club and FHS Art Teacher Brenna Johnson. "Brenna works tirelessly with the students to educate them about hunger in the community and help them to create beautiful bowls for guests to take home."  
Johnson said, "There are so many layers to Empty Bowls and I'm fortunate to work with amazing students who are willing to donate their time and talent to making the bowls that symbolize the food insecurity that so many in our community face. As a teacher, I'm so glad I have the opportunity to help students learn that with their art they can make a difference."
Empty Bowls is an international grass roots effort to fight hunger and raise funds to support local pantries. The Franklin Food Pantry and the FHS Empty Bowls Club work together to support the cause locally. For more information about the event, visit or call 508-528-3115. 
This event would not be possible without our sponsors. Thank you to those who have contributed. If you would like to sponsor the event please visit here (
6th Annual Empty Bowls Event Moves to Hybrid
6th Annual Empty Bowls Event Moves to Hybrid

About the Franklin High School Empty Bowls Club

Franklin High School is participating in an international charity project called Empty Bowls, which supports hunger initiatives in local communities. The objective of the Empty Bowls Club is to teach students of all ages that they can make a difference in their local community. Club members, their families, coupled with the Franklin community spend the year making ceramic bowls by hand. Then, the Empty Bowls Club and the Franklin Food Pantry co-host a fundraiser at FHS. All funds raised at this event are donated directly to the Franklin Food Pantry.

About the Franklin Food Pantry
The Franklin Food Pantry offers supplemental food assistance and household necessities to more than 1,400 individuals. During the Covid-19 pandemic, The Pantry has moved to a curbside distribution. Clients receive a bag of shelf-stable items, fresh produce and a choice of proteins along with specialized bags for children under 18. As a nonprofit organization, the Pantry depends entirely on donations, and receives no town or state funding for operations. Other programs include delivery, Weekend Backpack Program for Franklin elementary and middle school children in need, emergency food bags and holiday meal packages. The Pantry is located at 43 W. Central St. in Franklin on Route 140 across from the Franklin Fire Station. Visit for more information.

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