Northrop students taking on hunger - April 13, 2011

Record Number: 7410
Displayed from: Apr 13, 2011 , until: Apr 30, 2011

Northrop High School art students are getting ready for their third annual Faces of Hunger~Bowls of Change hunger awareness fundraiser. Over the last two years, students have raised more than $10,000 and thousands of pounds of food for Community Harvest Food Bank. This year's event will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at Northrop, 7001 Coldwater Road. The evening includes music and entertainment along with a light meal. Soup, sponsored by the Fort Wayne Community Schools and Northrop High School kitchen staffs, will be served in handmade bowls made by Northrop art students and local artists. Guests will keep a bowl of their choosing, and any additional bowls will be sold for $5 each. That evening, there will also be a silent art auction offering an array of artwork donated by area artists. Northrop is still accepting fine art donations to be included in the auction. Those attending are encouraged to bring canned food items to donate to Community Harvest and change to place in "Hunger Banks" made by Northrop advanced ceramic students. In addition, specially designed T-shirts will be sold for $10. All proceeds go to Community Harvest Food Bank. Tickets to the event are $10 for adults; $5 for students; and free for children under 6 years old. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling Community Harvest Food Bank at 447-3696 or Northrop at 467-2300.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.