2016 EMPTY BOWLS HIGHLIGHTS
Years ago a high school teacher came up with a creative way for his students to raise funds to support a food drive. What evolved was a class project to make clay bowls for a fundraising meal. Guests were served a simple meal of soup and bread and were invited to keep the bowl as a reminder of hunger in the world. By the following year, the originator had developed this concept into "Empty Bowls".
Empty Bowls has been adopted by many food banks. Most include the simple meal of bread and soup, and guests are invited to take home the handcrafted bowl as a keepsake.
Changing lives one meal at a time.
2017 GUEST SPEAKERS
We're pleased to announce this year's guest speakers ~ A.SO. Sheriff Sadie Darnell and G.P.D. Chief Tony Jones.
The 2017 Bread of the Mighty Empty Bowls Event will be held on Thursday, April 27th at Trinity United Methodist Church from 5:00 to 7:30 pm. We expect to host over 450 participants who will enjoy a simple but delicious meal of soup, provided by Chick-Fil-A Oaks Mall, bread and fruit. Guests receive a handcrafted bowl to take home as a reminder of the empty bowls on tables of the families throughout our community. This year's live auction will be hosted by Auctioneer Ben Campen. There will also be a silent auction along with a unique tricky tray gift basket auction offering spa packages, Gator items, holiday goodies, electronics, gourmet items and much more. Revenue generated from Empty Bowls supports those who are coping with hunger in North Central Florida.
If you'd like more information on becoming a sponsor, purchase a reserved table of 8 or buy individual tickets, please call
(352) 336-0839 or securely charge your tickets online
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR 2017 PARTNERS
Fred & Karen Henderson ~ SE Car Agency ~ Elisa Technologies
Florida Food Service ~ The Rembert Family Foundation ~ Hitchcock's Markets
Oak Hammock at UF ~ Warren & Barbara Graves ~ The Gainesville Sun