On the evening of April 14, more than 300 people gathred in the Fellowship Hall of the First Congregational Church in Williamstown to participate in the Berkshire Food Project’s most popular fundraiser, “The Empty Bowl.” This was the fourth time the event took place, and was our most succesful ever.
Many factors combined to assure our success. But the students of Williams who organized their classmates to particpate in a concurrent fast day deserve the highest accolades. The College pledged the cost of a day’s food to the Project for each student that fasted on the 14th of April, the night of the “Empty Bowl,” and hundreds responded. This was made possible by the cooperation of Williams College Dining Services and the hard work of tudent board members of the Project, Tricia Hennessey ’01, Ian Tate ’02, Zoe Unger ’02 and Michael Sheehan ’03.
Student volunteers helped set up, serve and clean up the church hall, the mjority of whom are regularly involved in the operation of teh Berkshire Food Project.
Even the President of the College stopped by to wish us well.
Our thanks to all who participated in the organizational details as well as in the past.
Berkshire Food Project