The Empty Bowls Committee is currently accepting applications from area soup kitchens and food pantries to be considered as a recipient of this year’s event funds. The deadline to submit an application is March 15.
Empty Bowls is a local organization that is dedicated to the national effort of feeding the hungry. Funds are raised through an annual event and is provided to local shelters, churches and other organizations that aid in the effort.
This year’s event will be held on Thursday, April 28 at 6 p.m. in the Saints Joseph and Paul Catholic Church Community Center, located at 609 East 4th Street.
Applications may be found online here.
Last year nearly $4,000 was presented to Woodlawn United Methodist Church who used the money to purchase a commercial dishwasher to not only help feed more individuals, but it allows Woodlawn to help the environment and cut the costs of purchasing paper products.
A representative from Woodlawn will give a brief presentation at this year’s event sharing their story of how Empty Bowls was able to help them feed the hungry.
Empty Bowls – “Feeding Hungry People one Bowl at a Time”
Tickets for the event will go on sale March 14 and can be purchased in advance by cash or check for $15 at the following locations:
Allstate Insurance Company Dave Lindow
1210 Burlew Blvd., Ste. A
Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Contact: Tina Taylor
Rushing Winds Church of God
2613 Cravens Avenue
Contact Amanda Graham at [email protected] for hours
Saints Joseph and Paul Catholic Church
609 East 4th Street
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Only 300 tickets will be available for this event and tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis. If all tickets are not presold, they will be available to purchase at the door.
Your ticket allows you to select a ceramic bowl from hundreds of handcrafted bowls made especially for this event by local artisans and students of Brescia University. Brescia’s Art Department supplies the clay, glaze, and location for the bowls to be created. Each participant at the event will then use their selected bowl to receive one of four soups made available by local chefs and churches.