Osceola Empty Bowls is celebrating 20 years of fighting hunger and poverty in our community and world through art.
For over the past 20 years, students throughout the School District of Osceola have found ways to make a difference in the world through the Empty Bowls program. Whether it be through crafting pottery, donating artwork, attending the Heifer trip, walking for water, reading for Heifer International, or holding a food drive, Osceola youth continue to work together to create sustainable change in the world.
For 2021, Empty Bowls will be an in-person, outdoor event at Osceola High School on May 5 at 5 p.m. Student pottery will be sold on tables in front of the school. Payment will be made via on-line E-funds or donation jars for cash or check that night.
The silent auction for 2021 consists of a FaceBook Live Event on April 27 at 7 p.m. The Live Event will feature donated handmade items from artists and community members for a set price. Artists include Guillermo Cuellar, Sarah Dudgeon, Peter Jadonaath, Jen Demulling, Derek J. Carlson and many more. The items will be sold to the first person to type in their name and item number in the comment section during the event. To participate in the Live Sale, participants will need to create a FaceBook account and follow the @OsceolaEmptyBowls page.
Osceola Empty Bowls donates to Osceola Open Cupboard and Heifer International. The Open Cupboard is a local food shelf, which is funded by 96 percent of community donations. It was established in 1993 by a local community member. Each month the Open Cupboard provides food to over 200 families and senior citizens.The Backpack Program gives students and families food to help get through the weekend.
Heifer International empowers families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity. Heifer’s mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. Heifer does this by providing appropriate livestock, training and related services to communities of small-scale farmers worldwide.