More than 1,000 handmade bowls will be on sale for $10 each in the Summer Creek High School cafeteria Saturday, May 6 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Proceeds from the sale of the “Empty Bowls” will benefit Humble Area Assistance Ministries (HAAM).  

Millie Garrison, HAAM executive director, said funds raised will be used as a matching grant for a nutrition program provided by HAAM. 

“In the City of Humble, where 60 percent of our families live, an alarming 20 percent of residents live below the poverty line, higher than both the county and the state and considerably higher than the nation as a whole. Thirty-five percent of students attending Humble ISD schools qualify for free or reduced lunch,” said Garrison. “This is a wonderful event where the children of our district help other children in our district. We have very talented children in our schools who generously share their creativity to help others.”

Empty Bowls coordinator and Summer Creek High School Art teacher Sandy Newton said the bowls have been created by elementary, middle and high school students from across Humble ISD, who have made the bowls as part of their art or service learning classes. Some bowls have also been made and contributed by community artists and local churches. 

Those purchasing a bowl at the event will be treated to a lunch of chicken nuggets provided by the Chick-fil-a locations in Fall Creek and on Highway 59 in Humble. 

“The Chick-fil-a owners have been amazing and donate chicken to our event every year,” said Newton. For entertainment, School of Rock and the Summer Creek High School Orchestra will perform and there will also be pottery wheel demonstrations.

This is the fourth annual Empty Bowls event sponsored by Humble ISD. Empty Bowls is an international project to fight hunger. Communities all over the U.S. work with artists and other groups to create bowls to highlight the empty bowls in the world, raise funds to feed the hungry, increase awareness of hunger and related issues, and advocate for the arts. Each community’s event is self developed and independent. 

Summer Creek High School is located at W. Lake Houston Pkwy. and Beltway 8 (14000 Weckford Blvd.). There will be a pre-sale for students who contributed a bowl to the event at 10:30 a.m. May 6.



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