EMPTY BOWLS HISTORY
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 with guests taking home a hand-crafted bowl as a keepsake.
2018 EMPTY BOWLS HIGHLIGHTS
Changing lives one meal at a time.
During the Empty Bowls fundraiser, 450+ guests will dine on a simple but delicious meal of soup, provided
by Chick-Fil-A Oaks Mall, bread and fruit. Participants receive a handcrafted bowl created by local art students to take home as a reminder of the empty bowls on tables of the families throughout our community.
Winner! Empty Bowls will include both a live & silent auction as well as a fun, unique gift basket auction with spa packages, Gator items, electronics, sporting goods, home goods, gourmet items and much more.
The Empty Bowls fundraiser has a goal of promoting hunger awareness while raising funds to better support our mission...feed those who are hungry.
Changing lives one meal at a time
Sheriff Sadie and Norma Darnell
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE, 1-800-435-7352 OR VISIT WWW. FLORIDACONSUMERHELP.COM, WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.
The 7th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser
Empty Bowls was a huge success! Over $66,000 was raised! This equates to more resources Bread of the Mighty Food Bank can provide to those in need. Over 400+ guests enjoyed a wonderful evening and received an enhanced awareness of the food insecurity in our community.
For every $1 donated, Bread of the Mighty can leverage up to ten meals. $.94 of every dollar goes back to the community to feed those in need.
We will begin planning the 8th Annual Empty Bowls soon. Please consider supporting the 2019 event so that we may continue our mission of feeding those who are hungry.
2018 MAJOR SPONSORS
Fred & Karen Henderson
Thank You for making this year's
Empty Bowls Event a great success!