What is the Empty Bowls Project?
Empty Bowls began in 1990 as an art class project in a
Michigan high school to raise funds for a food drive.
Students made ceramic bowls, served a meal of soup
and bread, and invited guests to keep the bowl as a reminder of hunger in the world.
By the following year the organizers had developed this idea into the Empty Bowls Project and established the imagine|RENDER Group, a 501(c)3 organization designed to promote the concept.
Since its inception, this simple project has evolved into a far-reaching program providing support for
food banks, soup kitchens and other organizations that fight hunger. Empty Bowls events have been held throughout the world, raising millions of dollars for use in combating hunger.
The basic idea for Empty Bowls is straightforward:
The Salina Emergency Aid/Food Bank and the Salina Community
Emergency Aid / Food Bank’s annual Empty Bowls event is exactly for that purpose. It is our only fundraising event of the year. Each year the staff and Board of Directors puts in an enormous amount of time and effort to make this event happen. It is through the generous donation of time from individuals, churches and groups creating bowls, soup prepared by many local restaurants and of course the financial contributions made by families and businesses in the Salina and Saline County area that we are able to do this.
The Salina Emergency Aid/Food Bank needs your monetary help during this event so that we may continue to serve those in our community less fortunate than us. We appreciate every donation, no matter the size, and will use your donation to feed and support individuals and families regardless of race, sex or religion.
Entertainment by Everyday Lights
Make a bowl for the Empty Bowls Fundraiser
Join Kevin Bernhardt Friday evenings from 7-9 at Memorial Hall through October 14th. There is no cost to create or paint a bowl that will be donated to the event. Everyone who attends the Empty Bowls event is invited to choose a bowl to keep as a reminder that there are always Empty Bowls in the world and in our own community.
If you would like to bring a large group of 20 or more, please call Janie at 827-7111 so that we can make sure space will be available.
10th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser/Soup Supper
Sunday, October 23rd, 5pm to 7pm
Saline County 4-H Building
Entertainment provided by Everyday Lights
Ticket price - Adults $12
Children 7 and under FREE
Tickets are on sale now. Please visit the offices at the Emergency Aid/Food Bank at 255 S Chicago, Salina 785-827-7111
2016 Participating Restaurants and Organizations
Applebee’s Salina Country Club
Gutierrez Mexican Restaurant Red Lobster
Martinelli’s Little Italy Olive Garden
Salina Regional Heath Center Russell's Restaurant
Prairie Land Market Corky's Cafe
Cloud 9 Chicken Haven Renaissance Cafe
785-827-7111 | 255 S Chicago | Salina