TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT.  Empty Bowls VA Peninsula thanks all of you for your wonderful response to our ticket sales!  We look forward to seeing you at the event.

Event Parking Information:

The Old Hampton Post Office building is at the corner of E Queen Way and Eaton St.  The closet parking is in the Harbor Center Parking Garage across Eaton St, next to Mill Point Park.  Rates there are $1 per hour until 7 pm.  Other lots (some free) are available within a few blocks.  Please see the link for maps and details.

Our 2016 Fundraiser will be Friday, March 18th in downtown Hampton at the Historic Old Hampton Post Office.

Hold Hampton Post OfficeWe are excited to announce our 2016 fundraiser, scheduled for Friday, March 18th, at a new location: the Old Hampton Post Office (now M2 / Metro Productions)  at 132 East Queen Street in downtown Hampton. It’s just down the street from the Hampton History Museum, site of our last three events.  Many of you may remember the historic building as Second Street restaurant, a popular eatery for many years. Recently, our partner Metro Productions purchased the building to use as a studio for their film production. They have generously offered us the use of the building for our next fundraiser.  Read more about the Old Post Office. Ticket sales begin January 15th.

Just in!  Towne Bank of the Peninsula is our newest Partner for our March 18, 2016 event!

Women handing a check for donation to empty bowls staff person.

With a hometown focus, TowneBank is a leader in promoting the social, cultural, and economic growth of the local community. We are delighted that TowneBank has chosen to partner with us in our mission to raise both awareness and money in the fight against hunger in the Greater Peninsula. Thank you TowneBank for you generous donation of $750.00.
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 2015 Fundraiser Results

Our 2015 Empty Bowls fundraiser was our best yet. We distributed over $16,000 to our grant recipients. Our 2015 grant recipients were; Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Link of Hampton Roads, FISH Williamsburg Emergency Services, Virginia Peninsula Foodbank, Grove Christian Outreach Center, and York County Food Closet.  100% of the ticket sales from our fundraiser were shared among the recipients. Many thanks to our partners, volunteers, and especially our guests for making this possible!

How to Support our Mission

We want to acknowledge the volunteers, individual donors, and corporate donors who support our mission.