The basic idea of Empty Bowls is simple. The empty bowl is a tangible symbol of hunger in our communities and around the world. Potters and other artists donate handcrafted bowls. Guests purchase tickets to a simple meal of soup and dessert. Each guest selects a handcrafted bowl to keep as a reminder of the empty bowls this event will help to fill. One hundred percent of each meal’s proceeds will be donated to local hunger-fighting organizations.
There is a kind of magic that happens in the hearts of the bowl artists as they make work to donate for Empty Bowls. That magic is why our participating bowl artists are the heart of Empty Bowls. The artists are numerous and varied, and some remain anonymous even to us. Their work involves days, weeks, and months of effort, art and care. The talent and sentiment they infuse are the reasons for Empty Bowls’ appeal and success. We are deeply grateful to our many bowl artists.
Our 2014 fundraising event will take place on March 21, 2014.
Would you like to… make and donate bowls? … offer silent auction items? … volunteer your time? … Please contact us at EmptyBowlsVaPeninsula@gmail.com for information on supporting our March 21, 2014, event.
We are now accepting grant applications for the March 21, 2014, fundraiser. The grant application period will close on January 10, 2014.
The EBVP committee will select grant recipients from among local organizations with programs that provide meals or groceries to people in need in our Peninsula communities. Grant recipients for 2014 will be selected by January 20, 2014. Recipient organizations will be notified by phone or email, and then will be posted on this web page.
Follow this link to apply.