Soup's on! Ridgefield students filling 'empty bowls'

Fighting hunger is an art at Ridgefield High School.

On Thursday, Nov. 9, RHS culinary arts and ceramics students will once again team for the Empty Bowls Project to raise awareness and money in the fight to end hunger.

For a $25 donation, the RHS Family & Consumer Science and Visual & Performing Arts departments, along with student members of FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America), will fill bowls made by the ceramics students with soup and also provide salad, bread, dessert and beverages. The bowls are for attendees to take home as reminders of all who go hungry each day.

The event will take place in Ridgefield High School's faculty lounge (G239), beginning at 5 p.m.

Since the early 1900s, the grassroots Empty Bowls movement has raised tens of millions of dollars to combat hunger.

"Hunger knows no boundaries," said Lori Peck, an RHS culinary arts teacher. "In America alone, 42 million people go hungry -- including nearly 13 million children and more than five million seniors. Together, our students, faculty and community can make a difference."

For reservations, contact Lori at 203-894-5750, ext. 2643, or