North Star Academy in Marquette Township hosted their 8th annual Empty Bowls charity event.
Students of all ages at the academy crafted ceramic bowls for the event. Those making a donation of at least $10 were treated to a meal and their choice of bowl to take home.
But students say this event is about more than art. Its about recognizing and helping the less fortunate through charity.
"What I like about this event is that it's a reminder to everyone that poverty and hunger isn't just a one time of the year thing. It is currently happening all over the world, every day. So, I like that reminder."said junior Maia Seguin.
In total the event raised $1773. The money will go to two local charities, Voices for Youth and Marquette Ending Hunger, an NMU student-run organization.