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9th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser & Evening of Excellence at MMS


The ninth annual Empty Bowls fundraiser, sponsored by students in the Millburn Middle School Peer Leadership program, will be taking place in the Millburn Middle School cafeteria on Thursday, March 15 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.  With the purchase of a $15 ticket, guests receive a unique handmade clay bowl made by the MMS Peer Leaders, a simple supper: soup, bread and dessert, learn about the fight against hunger and have some fun. Proceeds will be donated to Down the Block Inc. and the The Community Foodbank of NJ.


Everyone in the community is welcome! “This fundraiser represents what we do best at Millburn Middle School – develop creative, educational ways in which our students can help our community,” says Claudia Sohr, MMS art teacher and SOAR Peer Leader advisor. Tickets are sold to MMS students during lunch periods and after school in Room 202. For more information contact


The Empty Bowls project is an international effort to help raise both money and awareness in preventing hunger. The basic idea for Empty Bowls is simple. Students create ceramic bowls, then serve a modest meal of soup and bread. Guests choose a bowl to use that day and keep it as a reminder that there are always empty bowls in the world. More information about Empty Bowls may be found at


Following the Empty Bowls event is the annual Middle School Evening of Excellence, an annual display of student achievements including performances, music ensembles, art exhibits, world language presentations, and this year’s MakerFest.