Three Rivers to host Empty Bowls fundraiser Tuesday

Norwich – The 11th annual Empty Bowls Project fundraiser will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Three Rivers Community College to raise money for the St. Vincent de Paul Place soup kitchen.

This is the first year in which students from Three Rivers Community College and Three Rivers Middle College High School have teamed up to make the ceramic bowls for the event. Students involved in the project also will speak at the event on the topic of hunger.

The fundraiser will run from 5 to 7 to Tuesday at the Three Rivers Community College Cafeteria. Soup and salad dinner with a hand-made pottery bowl is $10. Soup dinner and refreshments without the bowl is $5. All proceeds will benefit St. Vincent de Paul Place soup kitchen and food pantry.

Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger and was created by the Imagine Render Group. It is the largest hunger relief organization in the United States. More information can be found at

The event also will honor Lyndsay Meiklem and Meiklem Kiln Works, which had worked with students for many years to make the bowls, former Norwich Mayor Benjamin Lathrop, Norwich Public Schools and Teachers Memorial Middle School retired Principal William Peckham and school social worker Laura Koniecko and guidance counselors Susan Neilan, and Alisyn Hendel.


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