The John Cooper School Raises $12,000 for Local Hunger Relief

The John Cooper School Raises $12,000 for Local Hunger Relief


The John Cooper School chapter of the National Art Honor Society (NAHS) hosted a very successful 11th Annual Empty Bowls Project on February 20, raising a record-breaking $12,000 for the Interfaith Food Pantry.

Dr. Ann Snyder, President and CEO of Interfaith of The Woodlands, and Missy Herndon, Interfaith’s Director of Programs, attended a Lower School assembly at The John Cooper Lower School on March 2, to thank the school community and the event organizers.

Lower School students create a large percentage of the handmade bowls for the event each year and Dr. Snyder shared with them the impact of their generosity.

Cooper students in Prekindergarten through Grade 12, plus faculty, parents and staff, created bowls for guests to take home from the luncheon that featured a simple lunch of soup and bread and a silent art auction. On behalf of Interfaith, Dr. Snyder shared her gratitude that over the past eight years, Cooper’s Empty Bowls Project has given over $60,000 to the Interfaith Food Pantry and this year’s donation brings the total to $72,000.

The Imagine Render Group, a nonprofit organization, founded the Empty Bowls Projects that now take place around the globe. Established in 1988, The John Cooper School is a Pre-K through Grade 12 independent, college preparatory school that has a current enrollment of 1,200 students.