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, bread, 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.
Our participating bowl artists are the heart of Empty Bowls and the reason for its appeal. The artists are numerous and varied, and some remain anonymous even to us. Their work involves days, weeks, and months, and the talent and sentiment they contribute are the reason for Empty Bowls’ success. We are deeply grateful to our many bowl artists.
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 15, 2013, event.