Submitted by the Ridgemont FFA Chapter.
1 in 5 children in the United States are hungry. The Ridgemont FFA Chapter took action in late May through their Empty Bowls Project to make a difference in local hunger.
The chapter partnered with the school’s art department, as well as students in the elementary, to host a meal and art auction that will support the district’s weekend food program. Attendees were able to donate and receive a student-created, ceramic or 3D printed bowl along with a soup supper.
Guests could also purchase elementary students’ artwork for a donation. The event raised $3000 that will fund a weekend food program to send meals home from school with hungry children each month.