The Community Food Pantry exists because our community provides the resources needed to obtain the food and run the Pantry week after week for the past 27 years!

Once again, the Pantry is honored to be the recipients of proceeds from Kent School’s Third Annual Empty Bowls Event to be held at the school on Friday, November 9, 2018. 

Kent School’s art teacher, Pat Parkhurst said, “This is our third year completing the Empty Bowls project with our students. It is a great example of our School’s mission in practice. The students’ work is not only artistically excellent, they are all practicing moral excellence by offering their pieces to support the Kent County Food Pantry.”

This year, talented and dedicated Kent County residents will have presented three “empty bowls” events. These events have the common goal of raising awareness of the hunger in our county and providing the means for people to help put food on the tables of those who are in need.

If you, the reader, have never attended one of the following events, mark your calendars for the future events. Not only are the pottery bowls a meaningful addition to your home, but the food, the camaraderie and the chance to support the Pantry are reasons to attend.

Chestertown RiverArts, under the leadership of Marilee Schumann and the RiverArts Clay Studio, holds an Empty Bowls event in the spring. 

The Soup-er Bowl at Kent County High School, held in March this year, is co-chaired by art teacher Stephanie Spence along with the National Art Honor Society students. Kent School holds an Empty Bowls for their students in November. 

Therefore, young people, high school students, and adults all have the opportunity to participate and make a difference in Kent County.