NPC organizes “Empty Bowl” sale for the benefit of the love kitchen | news
Food insecurity is a real problem for many in the White Mountain Region.
One in four households in Navajo County and one in three households in Apache County don’t know where their next meal is coming from. That’s nearly 40,000 residents of the White Mountain area. Arizona ranks fifth in the nation for general food insecurity.
For the past five years, the Visual Arts Department at Northland Pioneer College has responded to local needs by running an annual fundraiser for Empty Bowls. The event raised over $ 5,000 for the Love Kitchen in Pinetop between 2015 and 2019.
In recent years, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on large group gatherings, NPC has taken a break from the event. However, while the event is on hold, this year the college is inviting the community to participate in other ways.
Magda Gluszek, NPC Arts Faculty and Director of Talon Gallery, explains, “Over the past few years I have amassed a number of community-made and donated bowls, as well as several additional donated ceramic items and class demo pieces.”
For this reason, NPC’s visual arts division will host a communal Empty Bowl Sale from September 20th through October. 8 at the Talon Gallery on NPC’s Show Low Campus. Gluszek says: “I have exhibited everything and invite everyone to come over and shop.”
All proceeds go to Love Kitchen to support the fight against hunger in our communities.
The trays sell for $ 10 each (unless otherwise noted). All sales are cash only. The Talon Gallery is open Mondays to Thursdays from 7.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. and Fridays from 7.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Current COVID-19 guidelines when visiting the gallery.
For more information on NPC’s 2021 sales of empty trays, contact Gluszek at 928-532-6176, email [email protected]