Children’s Museum brings new twist on nutrition to Empty Bowls

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and Just Harvest are proud to announce a partnership with the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh to provide new children’s activities at the annual Empty Bowls fundraiser.

Focused on being a family-friendly event, activities of the past have primarily included hunger education stations and clay bowl-making. This year’s activities provided by the Children’s Museum will focus on introducing children to hands-on activities inspired by vegetables and fruits.
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  • Using recycled materials pre-cut into a variety of fruit and vegetable shapes, children can “ink” their own Produce Prints.
  • Making contact and tissue paper cut-outs of their favorite fruits and vegetables, children can create their own Window Light Catchers.

These activities will be supplemented by a variety of other family-friendly presentations by other community members and organizations throughout the event.

“We are pleased to participate at the 2015 Empty Bowls fundraiser, by partnering with Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and Just Harvest,” stated Children’s Museum’s Marketing Director Bill Schlageter.  “This annual community event embodies neighborliness at its best, and we welcome this opportunity to provide hands-on activities, challenging children to make, create and grow.”

Empty Bowls takes place from 2 to 6 p.m., Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Rodef Shalom Congregation (4905 Fifth Ave in Oakland). The event consists of a “meager meal” of soup and bread that is intended to remind participants that food security eludes many of their neighbors.

The soup is made by chefs and donated by restaurants, and is served by local celebrities. Each guest receives a hand-crafted ceramic bowl to take home. Empty Bowls features a bake sale, entertainment, kid’s activities and a silent auction of fine art and celebrity-autographed bowls.

orange arrowTickets to Empty Bowls are $22 and are available for purchase here or by calling Just Harvest at 412-431-8960. Tickets will also be available at the door. Proceeds benefit Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and Just Harvest.

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