Addlestone students help the hungry
As part of its Tzedakah project (community outreach and service learning), Addlestone Hebrew Academy students are raising awareness for childhood hunger in the community.
After learning about how hunger affects so many children in the Lowcountry, they organized the "Empty Bowls, Empty Plates" project to help others through the Lowcountry Food Bank's BackPack Buddies program.
Under the direction of artist educator Anne Sbrocchi, students learned the art of collage, and created their own masterpieces using donated bowls and plates from Publix and art supplies from Artist and Craftsman.
With one of every four children at risk of going hungry in the Lowcountry, the bowls were created to represent the many empty bowls in the community. Each student incorporated his take on hunger, some even including inspirational messages to other children going through a tough time.
The event raised more than $800 for BackPack Buddies, which provides area needy children with nutritious food on weekends.