Marietta students assist with Empty Bowls luncheon

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Once again, members of various Marietta College student groups and organizations contributed their time and energy to help make a local charitable event a success.

Marietta students helped with both the setup and execution of the 16th annual Marietta Empty Bowls Luncheon which took place from 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 1st at the First Presbyterian Church in Marietta.

Marietta College’s Chemistry Club, Football Team, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, Psychology Club, Chi Omega, Sigma Kappa and Delta Tau Delta were all represented by engaged volunteers.

Empty Bowls is an international project, organized at the community level, aimed at fighting hunger. The effort encourages the creation of bowls by area potters, ceramics shops, art classes and schools to be sold, along with a meal, for a set donation price.

This year, more than 600 bowls were donated, and 21 local restaurants provided soup, bread and desserts.

The participating Marietta students helped by setting up tables and chairs, serving participating guests, busing tables, assisting with the silent auction, unpacking bowls and helping guests with their selection and cleaning up after the event wrapped up.

The Empty Bowls project in Marietta has become one of the chief fund-raising activities for the food pantries in the area.