Students from All Saints Episcopal Day School and Hoboken Charter School are learning about and striving to address hunger and homelessness, and on Saturday, April 28th, will ask the community to join their crusade. As part of the international Empty Bowls project, the schools will each host simple meals, with the events intended to raise awareness and collect funds, food, toiletries and other necessities for a range of local charities that help those in need.
Students from All Saints are also crafting bowls, which will be given to those joining their breakfast as a reminder that “someone’s bowl is always empty.” Breakfast, scheduled for 8:30-11:30 a.m. will take place at All Saints Episcopal Church, 701 Washington Street, Hoboken.. Tickets are $8 per person or $25 for a family of four or more and are available in advance at the school (707 Washington St. or 527 Clinton St.) or can be purchased at the event.
The Hoboken Charter School lunch will take place at noon at the Hoboken Shelter at 300 Bloomfield Street. Tickets – $10 for individuals or $25 per family of three or more – can be purchased in advance at the school (713 Washington St, Hoboken,) or at the event itself. In addition to a simple lunch, attendees will also receive a bowl handmade by a Hoboken Charter School student.
Students from both schools will also be around town at supermarkets and other locations on April 28, with the Hoboken Charter School children collecting canned food and dry goods while the All Saints students solicit needed toiletries. All proceeds from both schools’ activities will be pooled and donated to the Hoboken Shelter, St. Matthew’s Lunchtime Ministry Program and the “In Jesus’ Name” Emergency Food Pantry in Hoboken.
Leading up to the Empty Bowls events, students at both schools are studying hunger and homeless issues, especially pertinent in these tough economic times in the United States, where 1 in 50 children are homeless. While classroom lessons leading up to Empty Bowls day extend to global charities such as UNICEF and their support for international relief efforts, the All Saints and Hoboken Charter School activities on April 28th will be devoted solely to local charities.
CONTACTS: Jill Singleton (201-792-0736, ext. 15), Head of School, or Deborah Jacobus (201-792-0736, ext.29) All Saints Episcopal Day School; Learning Director SK Duff (201-707-5431) or Special Events Coordinator Cheryl Bonder (201-963-3280) at the Hoboken Charter School