RFH “Empty Bowls” Fundraiser Benefits Monmouth County Food Bank

May 1st, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 30. 2015

 

RFH “Empty Bowls” Fundraiser

Benefits Monmouth County Food Bank

RFH senior Olivia Rosenberg and RFH Art Teacher Zack Wilson display the ceramic bowls that were created and sold to benefit the Monmouth County Food Bank.

Rumson – The “Empty Bowls” event hosted by Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School raised enough funds to provide 5,190 meals for the Monmouth County Food Bank.

The fundraiser, named for the “Empty Bowls”faced by local families struggling to put food on the table, was open to the community and held on the evening of March 10 at Bingham Hall in Rumson. It featured beautiful original artwork in the form of 150 bowls created by RFH Ceramics students as well as members of the RFH National Art Honor Society.

The purchased ceramic bowls were filled with a variety of soups provided by members of the RFH school community. Bread and desserts were included as well.

The desserts were made and donated by members of the RFH Cooking Club and by members of the RFH staff and community, and also by Cups and Cakes Bakery and Coffee Shop in Rumson. Sickles Market in Little Silver provided bread for the event.

Both Sickles Market and Cups and Cakes Bakery and Coffee Shop were Community Sponsors of “Empty Bowls.” Members of the RFH Character Education Club and RFH Cooking Club provided a helping hand at the well-attended event.

The Monmouth County Food Bank web site notes that “amid a sea of plenty, many in Monmouth County go without.”

“We stand ready to take care of those in need, as long as we continue to get food and funds,” states Executive Director Carlos Rodriquez.

For more information on how you can help as a volunteer or by making a donation, visit foodbankmoc.org.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (MEDIA ONLY), PLEASE CONTACT –

Mary Ann Kampfe, RFHRHS Press Release Writer

mkampfe@rumsonfairhaven.org or 908-347-8885