“According to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, 30% of households with children reported that a parent, child, or both experienced hunger.”
Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. The basic premise is simple: potters and other craftspeople, educators and others work with the community to create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. In exchange for a cash donation, guests are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The money raised is donated to organization(s) working to end hunger and food insecurity.
It is the collective genius of all the people involved that has made Empty Bowls what it has become. Events have now taken place across the United States and in at least a dozen other countries. Many millions of dollars have been raised and donated to hunger-fighting organizations.
$10 includes 1 ceramic bowl and soup
$20 includes 2 ceramic bowls and soup for a family
The proceeds of this event benefit Project MANA, Meals on Wheels, and Deacon’s Food Closet
A collaborative event between Sierra Nevada College, Incline Middle School, Lake Tahoe School, and Incline High School.
Ceramic bowls created by local art students and teachers
Soups donated by Aaron Zendner and Sodexo