STEPHANIE SAREYANI PHOTO | Francis Regan shows off her newly made bowl for the Empty Bowls fundraiser on Sunday.
With spring officially here, The Shelter Island Edible School Garden is getting ready to sprout. To provide the green stuff --financial support--the Garden needs to get going, Empty Bowls, a fundraiser for the Edible School Garden and The Shelter Island Food Pantry, will take place on Sunday, March 30 from 12-3pm in the School Cafeteria. Like all Empty Bowls events that happen around the country, this one also aims to raise awareness of hunger and food insecurity.
Under the guidance of art teacher Stephanie Sareyani, the children of the school have made hundreds of bowls with their own hands. All are one-of-a-kind and some have been described as “Jackson Pollock-ish.” For the price of admission, you get a bowl to keep, filled with as much soup as you like, and a hunk of bread. The soups will be donated by 10 very generous Island restaurants; 18 Bay, Clark’s Fish House, Commander Cody’s, Gardiner’s Bay Country Club, Kyle’s, Maria’s Kitchen, Stars, Sweet Tomato’s, Ram’s Head Inn and Vine Street Café. The fresh-baked bread will be donated by Redding’s.
There will also be arts and crafts for the kids, and a 50/50 raffle. Tickets will be sold at the door; $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, $5 for kids or up to $30 for a family.