Marshall Seniors Continue Empty Bowl Tradition

Taylor Holt
Updated: May 21, 2019 10:39 PM

A 25-year Duluth tradition to tackle hunger has been revived. This year, for the first time, local high school students are hosting the empty bowl - after Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank announced back in March they'd be putting a pause on the event.


The event was taken over by Marshall seniors, Elizabeth Jarocki and David Olsen. Jarocki says they got the idea shortly after then announcement. 

"The National Art Honor Society program at our school has always loved the empty bowl event. We we're actually in the midst of planning our senior project when we found out," she said."Right then, we were like this is a possibility. This could happen. We were really sad about the event but we knew we could make it happen."

Tuesday night, that idea came to life. People got to pick from more than 400 handmade bowls, some from students and others that were donated from Second Harvest and the Duluth Art Institute.

Olsen says they are thankful for all the support they got from the community.

"it's been fun knowing all the support we got from local restaurants and other artists, donating all their supplies and putting in all their work for something that may not be successful and taking that risk," he said.

All the proceeds from the event went to Second Harvest. 


Taylor Holt

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