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Lenten Service

Lenten Service Project

Campus Ministry’s Lenten Service Project will be hosting an “Empty Bowls” project.  
March 14-15, STATs A and B (Thursday 11:38-12:50 p.m. and Friday 11:08 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
The whole EHS Community is welcome to purchase a hand-painted bowl ($10), cup of soup ($3), or both ($12)! 

Proceeds will go to Kinship Community Food Center in Milwaukee. Kinship is a Catholic organization focused on feeding the hungry of Milwaukee, as well as using healthy food and education to form relationships and make a lasting impact on their community.

The story of the Empty Bowls Project started in November 1990, when art teacher John Hartom wanted students at Lahser High School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. (pop. 3,940), to participate in a local food drive, so he came up with a unique idea—students would craft ceramic bowls, invite the faculty to a soup lunch, and request donations. Students loved the idea, and on the day of the lunch, Hartom and his wife, Lisa Blackburn, also an art educator, spoke to the group about hunger.At the end of the meal, they related how students and teachers weren’t hungry because they had just eaten, while many in the community still had empty bowls. Hartom then invited the staff to keep the empty ceramic bowls as a reminder of those less fortunate. More information about Empty Bowls and its organization can be found at

Lenten Soup Bowls
Peer Ministers created bowls to be used in the 2024 Lenten Empty Bowls Service Project

This year for Lent, many of us will focus on sacrifice, but let us not forget the importance of almsgiving. As Servant of God Dorothy Day said, “Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul.”