The Empty Bowls Project Flourishes at Adelphi

Adelphi University makes bowls to fight hunger on Long Island.

​ Since 2010 Adelphi University faculty, staff and students have made hand-crafted ceramic bowls as part of the larger Empty Bowl Project to support The Interfaith Nutritional Network (INN). This year, the Adelphi community made more than 150 bowls to help fight hunger on Long Island.

The goal of Adelphi’s participation in the Empty Bowls Project has been to raise awareness among Adelphi students that hunger is not only a third world problem, but a problem that exists in many local Long Island communities. Through the creation and sales of these bowls, Adelphi University demonstrates the impact that our community collaboration can make on the fight against hunger on Long Island.

 “What I love about the Empty Bowls Project is seeing how it brings together a diverse group of people who all share the same passion for clay and dedication to create these unique bowls in order to raise awareness and fight hunger here on Long Island,” said Barbara Selva, the organizer of the event for Adelphi. Since joining the Empty Bowls Project in 2010, Adelphi has raised more than $4,000 from the sale of these hand crafted bowls.

The bowls will be sold at the Adelphi Interfaith Center’s Festival of Bread on February 23, 2016 for $5 each. All of the proceeds will go to support The INN.

About Adelphi: A modern university with deep roots

Adelphi University is a nationally ranked, doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—AU Arts and Humanities, AU STEM and Social Sciences, AU Professions, and AU Health and Wellness.

Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi was one of the first coeducational institutions of higher education in New York State and is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves nearly 7,500 students from 38 states and 46 countries at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs around the state (New York City, the Hudson Valley and across Long Island) and online.

More than 100,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills, knowledge and exposure to thrive as professionals and active citizens in an interconnected and fast-paced global society, making their mark on the University and the world beyond.

Our hiustory, location and commitment to student sccess and academic excellence define the Adelphi Advantage.


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