Hoboken Charter School’s fourth grade class, which has spent much of the year learning about homelessness and displacement, will be putting on its annual Filling Empty Bowls event at the Hoboken Homeless Shelter on Sat. May 4 at noon. The shelter is located at 300 Bloomfield St. Tickets for the Empty Bowls event can be purchased at the door for $10 per person or $25 per family. You can also contact the school if you are interested in purchasing tickets in advance or making a donation.

The theme for this year’s event is “Homelessness caused by natural disasters.” Due to Hurricane Sandy, over 3,500 families in New York and New Jersey are still displaced and do not have a home to return to. Many of these families live in Hoboken. There will be musical entertainment, a puppet show, informative speeches and poems, as well as a delicious, homemade lunch.

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