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Hope High School Raises $1,100 for Local Food Pantry

Fort Zumwalt students and teachers hosted their seventh annual Empty Bowls service-learning project on Friday.

Hope High School students had the day off of school on Friday, but many headed to school to help out with the seventh annual service learning project. 

Empty Bowls is an international project to help raise awareness and fight hunger. All donations collected at the fundraiser benefit the Food Pantry in O'Fallon. Hope High Principal Kim Bertram said Friday's event raised $1,100. 

For an $8 donation, guests received a meal and a handmade ceramic bowl to serve as a reminder that there are hungry children and families all over the world with "empty bowls." 

Hope High School student volunteers made the soup and chili, served guests, entertained with songs and stories and helped organize the event. 

Click through the image gallery above to see photos from the event. To add your own photos from Fort Zumwalt's Empty Bowls, click the green button below!  

Jim Frain November 15, 2011 at 11:25 AM
Many people still question the high school students of today...I APPLAUD THEM AND ESPECIALLY THIS GREAT EFFORT OF CARING AND LOVE BY OUR OWN HOPE HIGH STUDENTS..Our future is bright...believe in the youth of our community!
Cody Bonecutter November 15, 2011 at 03:40 PM
great job guys keep it up if im here next year i will totally do this agian and make a donation my self once i get a job

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