UNCG Campus Weekly

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UNCG’s Empty Bowls this week

Photo of students painting bowlsIt started as a social justice project out of the Make a Difference House and has become one of UNCG’s annual traditions to raise awareness of hunger and food insecurity here in the Triad.

This year the Empty Bowls project will support the Spartan Open Pantry, an initiative of UNCG’s Partners Assisting the Homeless & Hungry Spartan (PATHS). No one knows the exact number of Spartans who face homelessness or hunger, but each year the Dean of Students Office helps more than 100 students facing shelter and food insecurity.

How can you help?

UNCG faculty, staff and students can make an impact by:

  • painting bowls this week (through Friday, Jan. 31)
  • purchasing one (or some) of these painted, glazed, and fired bowls at the annual Bowl Sale on Monday, March 31.

Bowl painting is free and open to anyone from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Elliott University Center (Wednesday in Azalea Room, and Thursday-Friday in Willow Room).

To volunteer, find ways to help, or seek assistance from PATHS, contact the Dean of Students Office, 210 Elliott University Center, (336) 334-5514 or email: deanofstudents@uncg.edu.

Empty Bowls is a joint project between UNCG’s Housing and Residence Life, Campus Activities & Programs, the Office of Leadership & Service Learning, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. UNCG students were integral in organizing Empty Bowls. To learn more about Empty Bowls and to get involved contact Mark Villacorta, Assistant Director of MultiCultural Affairs, 336-334-5090, mark_villacorta@uncg.edu.

By Emily McKenzie