MCC Volunteers Prep for Empty Bowls Project

MCC sociology students prepare donated bowls for the Empty Bowls Project. From left, Alejandro Meza, Ashawn Morris, Ethan James Castro and Darin Richburs.

MANCHESTER, Conn. (October 17, 2019) – Manchester Community College volunteers took in hundreds of donated hand-crafted bowls this week. The bowls will be handed out to guests who donate to the Empty Bowls Project Saturday, October 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the college’s Culinary Arts Center. The event benefits Foodshare, the regional food bank serving Hartford and Tolland counties, where 1 in 9 people struggle with hunger, including 33,000 children.

The annual Empty Bowls Project at Manchester Community College has raised over $328,000 in the last 21 years. Admission is $20, with a discounted price of $8 for children 10 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at