In november 1990 an art teacher named john hartom

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2In November 1990, an art teacher named John Hartom wanted to raise money for a localfood bank. He had an idea: host a soup lunch at his school and ask for donations from otherteachers. To make the event unique, he would use ceramic bowls made by the students in hisceramics class to serve the soup. His students got excited about the project and produced all thebowls that would be needed for the luncheon.3On the day of the lunch, after everyone had eaten, Hartom spoke to the group. He talkedabout the problem of hunger, pointing out that many people had empty bowls every day. He theninvited the guests to keep their empty ceramic bowls to remind them of the hungry. "There was amoment of stunned silence," says Hartom, and he knew he had started something big.4People were deeply moved by the symbolism of the empty bowl. The following year,Hartom expanded the idea into the Empty Bowls Project. He and his wife drew up a set ofguidelines for others to follow. Organizers of similar luncheons are welcome to use the EmptyBowls name, and they are not required to pay Empty Bowls for this privilege. One hundredpercent of the money collected at an Empty Bowls event is given to local food banks, soupkitchens, and shelters. Each sponsoring organization decides where to donate the money. Whathad started out as a one-time event soon spread throughout the United States and Canada. Overthe years, Empty Bowls events have raised tens of millions of dollars to help feed the hungry.5Next week, an Empty Bowls event will be held here in town. More than a dozen localartists donated bowls for the event. Why should you go? Because in the United States, one in sixpeople suffer from hunger or food insecurity. Hungry children are more likely to get sick and doworse in school. If we want to keep this country great, then we need to keep this country full.____ 9. The author explicitly says thatA most people who suffer from hunger are children.B it costs a lot of money to ship food to areas that lack it.C one in every eight people suffers from chronic hunger.D the problem of hunger is especially devastating in Africa.
____ 10. Which sentence best expresses the author's point of view?
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C The problem of hunger in the world will probably never be solved.D It is terrible that so many people go hungry each day.

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English, Laughter, food bank, Empty Bowls

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