MCC Hosts 16th Annual Foodshare Empty Bowls Project On October 26

Manchester, CT – (October 9, 2013)…On Saturday, October 26, the 16th Annual Foodshare Empty Bowls event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the MCC Culinary Arts Center on the second floor of the Lowe Student Services Center.

Admission is $15.00 per person and includes a ceramic bowl and a meal of soups, breads, desserts and beverages. The food is prepared and donated by MCC culinary arts students and area restaurants, and the bowls symbolize the empty bowls of the hungry. All proceeds raised at the event will benefit Foodshare, the regional food bank for Hartford and Tolland counties, and support its mission of combating hunger for an estimated 128,000 people, including 50,000 children, in the greater Hartford community.

The day will also feature the 24th Annual Global Issues Conference: Understanding Social Media and Global Change. Admission to Global Issues is free, but registration is required:

Students of any age who possess the desire to pursue higher education are welcome at Manchester Community College. MCC is proud of its academic excellence, new facilities, flexible schedules, small classes, low tuition and faculty with both academic and “real world” credentials. The college offers over 60 programs, transfer options, financial aid and scholarships, as well as access to baccalaureate degrees through guaranteed admissions programs with several universities. The main, park-like campus, which is easily accessible from I-84, is also the home of Great Path Academy, a middle college high school, serving grades 9-12. The college’s second location, the Manchester Community College Arts and Education Center, opened in downtown Manchester in 2012. MCC takes pride in the quality of programs and the many ways we’ve helped students, families, businesses and community grow over the past five decades. Fifty Years Together. For Learning. For Life.


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News Item Posted On: October 09, 2013
For Additional Information Contact: Bonnie Willgoos at 860-512-2928