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The 6th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Empty Bowls was a huge success! Over $68,000 was raised!  This equates to more resources Bread of the Mighty Food Bank can provide to those in need.  410+ 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 seven meals.   $.94 of every dollar goes back to the

community to feed those in need.

​Please consider supporting the 2018 event so that we may continue our mission of feeding those who are hungry.

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2017 CONTRIBUTORS

Pastors James & Debbie Watts

John Cousins & Southeast Car Agency

Sheriff Sadie and Norma Darnell

Preston Link Electric

Elisa Technologies

Florida Food Service

Warren and Barbara Graves

The Rembert Family Foundation

Oak Hammock at UF

Hitchcock's Markets

​Mr. Len Campbell

Town & Country Cleaners

Millhopper Montessori School

Drs. Jack and April Sameck

​Will Allen, Chick-Fil-A-Oaks Mall

Alachua County Sheriff's Office

​Chief Tony Jones & G.P.D.

Ben Campen, Auctioneer

Pastors Catherine Fluck Price and Steve Price

Anna James, P & A Enterprises

Van and Jane Goettling


2018 MAJOR SPONSORS

Thank You for making this year's

Empty Bowls Event a great success!​

Sheriff Sadie and Norma Darnell 

2017 EMPTY BOWLS HIGHLIGHTS

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.  


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


Changing lives one meal at a time.

Fred & Karen Henderson

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.