What is the Empty Bowls Project?

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.

Ninety-Six West will be providing French Onion soup: https://www.96west.com/

BT Longhorn Steakhouse
http://www.btlonghornsteakhouse.com

Los Cabos Mexican Grill and Steak House will provide tortilla soup and chips:   http://www.loscabosbrenham.com/index.html

Volare Italian Restaurant
http://www.volareitalianrestaurant.com/

Funky Art Cafe
http://www.funkyartcafe.com/mobile/

Must Be Heaven
http://www.mustbeheaven.com/

Chili’s

Starbucks

Brenham Grill

Sealand Seafood and Steaks

Blue Bell Creameries

Empty Bowls with Heart
Empty Bowls with Heart

Luncheon and Silent Auction Event Details

The second annual Brenham Empty Bowls event will take place October 19, 2019 from 10:00 AM until 1:30 PM at Fireman’s Park, 901 North Park St. in Brenham.

Silent Auction will include a Large Plateau Basket and more.

Brought to you by:
  • Temple of Compassion

Silent Auction

Several amazing items will be up for auction, including:

A one week stay in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
A week in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Stunning Home, Steps Away From Turquoise Waters of the Caribbean Sea

A one week stay in Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
A week in Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Charming Caribbean Home on Sandy Beach, Tranquil Water and Fantastic Snorkeling!

Donated by Gibbs House Galveston.
A 2-night stay at Gibbs House in Galveston, Texas, only a 3-minute walk to the beach.
2-night stay at Gibbs House in Galveston

2-night stay at Gibbs House in Galveston

2-night stay at Gibbs House in Galveston

Bowls Donated By Susan Shifflett
Royal Albert Rose Confetti Vintage Rim Soup Bowl
Royal Albert Rose Confetti Vintage Rim Soup Bowl

Lenox British Colonial Collection
“Colonial Bamboo”
Colonial Bamboo

Lenox Fine Bone China “Vintage Jewel”
Vintage Jewel

Spode “Turkey Bowl”
Turkey Bowl

Spode “Christmas Tree”
Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

Vera Wang “ Grosorian” Wedgwood
Grosorian

“Inner Stillness” by Mary Beth W. DiMarco
Inner Stillness

“Butterfly Sparkle Princess” 12” by 24” acrylic and mixed medium on canvas
Butterfly Sparkle Princess

“Stampede” framed art print by Paisal
Stampede

A Large Plateau Basket, hand woven by generational artists in Peru
A Large Hand Woven Basket

Gift Basket from Blue Bell Creameries
Gift Basket from Blue Bell Creameries

Chili’s gift cards
Chili's gift cards

Gift basket from Whole Foods Market, Domain, Austin
Gift basket from Whole Foods Market, Domain, Austin

Gift basket from Whole Foods Market, Domain, Austin

Gift basket from Whole Foods Market, Domain, Austin

“Whatever Pops Up Gourmet Popcorn” gift basket
HEB Gift Cards
Brenham Golf and Country Club golf package
Westwood Cinema 6 Theatre Passes
Art work/Paintings
Gift Certificate for Ant Street Cafe
Gift Certificate from Karen’s Family Cuts
Gift Basket from Fringe Hair Salon
Individual donation of Sports Shirt and Hat
Individual donation of Scarf and Head Warmer

You must be present to bid in the silent auction, but you do not need to stay until the bidding ends. Bidding will close promptly at 1:15 PM and winners will be announced shortly after that.

Silent Auction items continue to come in.

Additional details and photos of silent auction items will be posted in the coming days.