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Support BA Neighbors through annual Empty Bowls project Feb. 26

Tickets on sale now

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To help reduce hunger in Broken Arrow, the district is joining together with Broken Arrow Neighbors and BA Food For Kids to host the annual Empty Bowls project from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Broken Arrow High School. Tickets are on sale now for $10, which includes soup, salad, bread and a ceramic bowl handcrafted by BA students.

“I am always amazed at the level of understanding today’s youth has regarding food insecurity and their willingness to accept a call to action,” Executive Director of Broken Arrow Neighbors Kim Goddard said. “Empty Bowls is a true reflection of a strong community joining forces to address social issues that are typically unacknowledged.”

This service project began in 2012 when nearly 1,000 high school students and staff members brought the community together to raise awareness and provide substantial support to local hunger relief organizations.

Now in its seventh year, the project has grown into a districtwide project involving participation from a number of school sites, including Broken Arrow High School, the Freshman Academy, Oneta Ridge Middle School, Country Lane Intermediate and Leisure Park Elementary.

More than 700 bowls have been created by students in their art classes to give attendees as a gift of gratitude and as a reminder of the empty bowls in the world. In addition, the evening will include entertainment by orchestra, drama, creative writing and dance students.

Tickets can be purchased at the high school, the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center, Broken Arrow Neighbors or at the door. Attendees are also being asked to bring a non-perishable food item. All donations and proceeds benefit Broken Arrow Neighbors and BA Food For Kids.

Event sponsorships in the amount of $50 to $100 are available as well. Please contact Kim Goddard at kgoddard@baneighbors.org or 918-505-7419 for more information.