Empty Bowls, Full Hearts: Pottery Students Give to Local Food Bank




Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Clay Club, a student group devoted to creating pottery, donated more than $4,000 to the Montgomery County Food Bank from collections received this spring at Empty Bowls 2011, an event to raise awareness and funds to help feed the hungry people in the community.
 
For a minimum donation, event attendees received a simple lunch of soup, bread, and water. In return for their donation, they were able to select a one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted bowl created by the Clay Club, as well as high schools art students and local artisans.
 
The event raised $4,135 for the food bank.

Empty Bowls is a grassroots effort by artists and craftspeople in cities and towns across the country to feed the hungry in their communities. Each bowl is a reminder of the many empty bowls that exist in our county each day.
 
For more information about the Clay Club, including their monthly pottery sale, contact Robby Wood, ceramics professor at LSC-Montgomery, at 936.273.7064.
 
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
 
With more than 69,000 students in credit classes for fall 2010, and a total enrollment of more than 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.