Cascades Academy students are supporting Hunger Prevention Month with a host of activities, including a two-week long non-perishable food drive and an Empty Bowls luncheon on November 22 to support NeighborImpact. The food collected will be donated directly to NeighborImpact.
Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to raise both money and awareness in the fight to end hunger. The premise is simple: students create painted, hand-crafted bowls, and on Friday for lunch, community members will come together to enjoy a simple meal of soup and bread. The Empty Bowls movement serves as a reminder of all of the empty bowls in the world.
Cascades Academy high school students make the soup for the luncheon from scratch with donated ingredients from Sysco, and the middle school students serve the lunch. We extend a huge thank you to all of our other sponsors: Table Tops Event Rentals, Trader Joe's, Studio Create, Kebaba, and Cascade Catering Company for their support of the event.
"We are humbled to be part of this international movement to bring awareness to hunger, and we know how important it is that our students have these experiences of giving back to important causes in our community and to take a moment to be grateful for all that we have," said Julie Amberg, Head of School.
NeighborImpact was created in 1985 to represent and serve economically disadvantaged residents of Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson counties and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Our mission is to support people and strengthen communities.
ABOUT CASCADES ACADEMY
Cascades Academy is a pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade independent school located in Bend, Oregon that focuses on challenging academics through experiential learning. For questions or press inquiries, please contact Barb Cartmell, Director of Admission at 541.382.0699, extension 132.