Empty Bowls Project is a grassroots movement to help end hunger.
In 1990 a high school art teacher in Michigan helped his students solve a problem. They were searching for a way to raise funds to support a food drive. What evolved was a class project to make ceramic bowls for a fund raising 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 originators had developed this concept into Empty Bowls, a project to provide support for food banks, soup kitchens, and other organizations that fight hunger. The Imagine /RENDER Group, a 501(c)3 organization, was created to promote the project. Since then Empty Bowls events have been held throughout the world, and millions of dollars have been raised to combat hunger.
The Imagine/RENDER Group strives to create positive and lasting social change through the arts, education and projects that build community.
Empty Bowl events vary by community, but each event features a simple meal. Local restaurants donate soup and bread, and local artists donate handmade bowls. People make a donation for the local food bank, select a bowl, and enjoy soup with family, friends, and neighbors, and then take the bowl home to help remember the empty bowls of those who go hungry each day.
Our community is coming together on October 19, 2019 to help our hungry neighbors who are served by the Brazos Valley Food Bank.
Please join us.
Sealand Seafood and Steaks
Blue Bell Creameries
Empty Bowls with Heart