BM Food Pantry presents artist-in-residence with certificate of appreciation

Sensbach received the certificate on Feb. 12.
Representatives of the Back Mountain Food Pantry recently presented Skip Sensbach, artist-in-residence at Misericordia University, with a certificate of appreciation for supporting the program that benefits families of need in the region.

Sensbach is a member of the Misericordia University Empty Bowls project committee, which presented a check for $2,760.25 to the Back Mountain Food Pantry in November. The check represented one-quarter of the proceeds from a collaborative fundraising project involving Misericordia University, King’s College, Wilkes University and Luzerne County Community College.

Simultaneous events were held at the four campuses on Sunday, Oct. 28, where participants received a hand-thrown ceramic bowl filled with soup, bread and a drink for a donation of $15. Metz Culinary Management provided the soup for the Misericordia event. Overall, the programs at the four locations raised $11,041.25. The money was divided four ways and each school selected a community resource that addresses hunger needs in the community as the recipient of their donation. The Misericordia committee, comprised of faculty, staff and students, selected the Back Mountain Food Pantry. The other recipients included the Weinberg Food Bank, St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen, and Luzerne County Community College Food Bank.

Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. Its basic premise is simple: potters and craftspeople, educators and others create handcrafted bowls that are meant to remind people of all of the empty bowls in the world.


Rev. Roger Griffith, board president of the Back Mountain Food Pantry, left, and Carol Eyet, manager of the Back Mountain Food Pantry, right, present Skip Sensbach, center, with a certificate of appreciation at the Misericordia University Art Studios on the lower campus.