Academy Schools Partners with Northwest Harvest – To Date, 12,377 Meals Provided

Academy Schools partners with Northwest Harvest

Academy Schools is pleased to announce the success of its Empty Bowl event held at Northwest Harvest on Thursday, January 19th, 2017. Donations continue to roll in, as does food collection (canned and dry non-perishable foods) as part of a community-wide, on-going service project. Through the Empty Bowl event alone, Academy Schools has provided over 12,377 meals (based on Northwest Harvest’s 22 cents per meal calculation).

Beautiful ceramic bowls thrown by members of our Academy Schools family

Students, families, teachers all had the opportunity to throw bowls, thanks to Academy Schools’ master potter and College & Career Counselor, Bruce McIntyre. They were glazed, fired and available to purchase for a mere $15 each, with all proceeds going to Northwest Harvest.

Thank you to Pike Place Chowder and Renton Safeway for the delicious soup and bread


Guests on the evening of January 19th shared a meal of soup and bread, generously donated by Pike Place Chowder and Safeway Store #1563 in Renton. A raffle was held, thanks to the thoughtful donation of a huge gift basket from Continental Mills, raising an additional $215 for Northwest Harvest! The purpose of an Empty Bowl event is to help bring awareness about the impact of hunger on our communities, locally and globally. The handmade ceramic bowls are taken home as a reminder that every day, there are empty bowls around the globe – and each of us has the power to do something to reduce the pain of hunger.

Take a bowl home as a reminder that every day, there are empty bowls around the globe.

Academy Schools would also like to thank Seattle Pottery Supply for their vital part in the creation of dozens of magnificent ceramic bowls! Thank you to all who attended and participated in some way to make this event so very successful. Academy Schools understands that success requires strategic partnerships and looks forward to seeing this event grow in the years to come.


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