A first-quarter project in Mr. Maurer's Ceramics I class combined learning with service. Students made bowls which were then donated to the Empty Bowls Project 2018, an international fight against hunger which has raised more than $236,000 over the past 19 years for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.
Alumna Tish Gauntner ’98, stopped by Bishop Watterson recently to visit with the students who made bowls to donate to the event. Ms. Gauntner, a Recreation Supervisor at the City of Columbus Tuttle Park Community Center, plans an Empty Bowls event at the center each year. For $10, attendees receive a handcrafted bowl and enjoy homemade soups, bread and drinks with all proceeds going to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. The Empty Bowls project is a collaborative effort between the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department, churches, businesses and sponsors.