Tag Archives: Empty Bowls Meal

Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Sunday, February 24, 2013, 5 pm to 7 pm, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Easton. Tickets: $20 per person; includes home-cooked soup and a handmade bowl. Purchase tickets online at www.mscf.org and check payable to Mid-Shore Community Foundation, 102 E. Dover Street, Easton, MD 21601.

Make A Bowl To Benefit Talbot County Food Pantries

The Clay Bakers in Easton is supporting the Empty Bowls fundraiser by sponsoring a special bowl decorating event through February 17. For a donation (amount based on the type of bowl you choose), Clay Bakers’ customers can choose from a selection of bowls, which they paint in their own style. All bowls will be donated for the Empty Bowls dinner, which will be held on Sunday, February 26 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Easton. Proceeds from the meal will be donated to Talbot County food pantries

The Clay Bakers is located at 1 S. Washington Street in Easton. For more information, call 410- 770-9091.

Tickets for the Empty Bowls dinner are $20, which includes soup and the bowl in which it is served. To purchase tickets, mail a check for $20 per person to the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, 102 E. Dover Street, Easton, MD 21601. Make checks payable to Mid-Shore/Empty Bowls. Please include your phone number. You can also order tickets and make a donation online at www.mscf.org. For more information, contact Anna Harding, 410-822-6452.

In photo: The Claybakers in Easton is sponsoring a bowl painting event to support the Talbot County Empty Bowls Community Dinner through February 17, 2012.

Empty Bowls Meal to Benefit Food Pantries

The fourth annual Empty Bowls community dinner to benefit Talbot County food pantries will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Easton.

“Bringing Empty Bowls to Talbot County is an opportunity for those of us who are fortunate enough to eat without worry to reach out to our neighbors for whom a meal may be a luxury,” says Empty Bowls committee member Anna Harding. “By joining us for a community meal, you will help fill the shelves at local food pantries.”

Tickets for the Empty Bowls meal are $20. Diners will receive a meal of homemade soup, bread and dessert. Harding continues, “In exchange for your payment, you will take home the bowl in which your soup is served. Our hope is that the bowl will remind you that someone else’s bowl is always empty and that you will be moved to continue to support those organizations who are working every day to feed those in need in throughout Talbot County.”

Local potters who have pledged handmade bowls are Paul Aspell, Ann Krestensen and Ken Sadler. Bowls are also being made and donated by local school students.

The Clay Bakers in Easton is supporting Empty Bowls by sponsoring a special bowl decorating event through February 17, 2012. For a donation as low as $12, Clay Bakers’ customers can choose from a selection of bowls, which they paint in their own style. Clay Bakers will donate the decorated bowl and $6 of the fee to Talbot County Empty Bowls. The Clay Bakers is located at 1 S. Washington Street in Easton. For more information, call 410- 770-9091.

“One hundred percent of ticket sales and donations will be donated to local food pantries, thanks to the generosity of the people who are helping us this year,” says Harding. The group has procured donations of soup and home baked cookies from members of the community. Panera Bread is donating bread for the meal.

The Talbot County Empty Bowls event is modeled after the first fundraiser, which was the brainchild of John Hartom, a North Carolina high school art teacher. In 1990, Hartom challenged his art students to make enough ceramic bowls to host a meal for the school faculty. During the meal, Hartom and his wife, Lisa Blackburn, also an art educator, reminded the group that, even though they were not hungry because they had just eaten, many in the community still had empty bowls. The guests were invited to keep their soup bowls as a reminder of those less fortunate. This event evolved into the non-profit organization Empty Bowls, which now raises millions of dollars for hunger-related causes around the world.

The Empty Bowls meal and fundraiser will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2012, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church Easton (on the westbound lane of Rt. 50, west of the Maryland State Police barrack). In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held on Sunday, March 4.

Advance reservations are required. To purchase tickets, mail a check for $20 per person to the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, 102 E. Dover Street, Easton, MD 21601. Make checks payable to Mid-Shore/Empty Bowls. Please include your phone number. Tickets can be purchased and donations can be made online at www.mscf.org.

In photo: (from left) Leslie Hamburger and Linda Mastro choose their handmade bowls at the 2011 Empty Bowls Community Dinner.

Empty Bowls Meal to Benefit Food Pantries

The third annual Empty Bowls community dinner to benefit Talbot County food pantries will be held on Sunday, February 27, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Easton. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held on Sunday, March 6. Immanuel Lutheran Church Easton is located on the westbound lane of US Rt. 50, west of the Maryland State Police barrack.

Tickets for the Empty Bowls meal are $20 and must be purchased in advance. Diners will receive a meal of homemade soup, bread and dessert and get to take home the bowl in which their soup is served as a reminder that someone else’s bowl is always empty.

The Talbot County Empty Bowls planning committee includes co-chairs Anna Harding and Susan duPont assisted by Walt Johnson, Jane Johnson, Leslie Hamburger, Aprille McKee-Wright, Naomi Hyman, Linda Mastro, Lee Nelson and Mariann Stackpole.

“Every penny raised through Empty Bowls dinner ticket sales and cash donations will be donated to local food pantries, thanks to the generosity of volunteers and local business owners who are supporting the fundraisers,” says Anna Harding. The planning committee has procured donations of soup and home baked cookies from members of the community. Panera Bread is donating bread for the meal.

“The tradition of this annual Empty Bowls dinner is an opportunity for those of us who are fortunate enough to eat without worry to reach out to our neighbors for whom a meal may be a luxury,” explains Susan duPont. “By joining us for a community meal, you will help fill the shelves at local food pantries, where the need continues to grow every year.”

A few local potters have pledged handmade bowls. Other bowls are being made and donated by local school students.

The Clay Bakers in Easton is supporting Empty Bowls by sponsoring a special bowl decorating event through February 18. For a donation of $12, Clay Bakers’ customers can choose from a selection of bowls, which they can paint in their own style. Clay Bakers will donate the decorated bowl and $6 of the fee to Talbot County Empty Bowls. The Clay Bakers is located at 1 S. Washington Street in Easton. For more information, call 410- 770-9091.

The Talbot County Empty Bowls event is modeled after the first fundraiser, which was the brainchild of John Hartom, a North Carolina high school art teacher. In 1990, Hartom challenged his art students to make enough ceramic bowls to host a meal for the school faculty. During the meal, Hartom and his wife, Lisa Blackburn, also an art educator, reminded the group that, even though they were not hungry because they had just eaten, many in the community still had empty bowls. The guests were invited to keep their soup bowls as a reminder of those less fortunate. This event evolved into the non-profit organization Empty Bowls, which now raises millions of dollars for hunger-related causes around the world.

Advance reservations for the Empty Bowls dinner are required. To purchase tickets, mail a check for $20 per person to the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, 102 E. Dover Street, Easton, MD 21601. Make checks payable to Mid-Shore/Empty Bowls. Please include your phone number. Tickets can be purchased and donations can be made online at www.mscf.org. Learn more on Facebook at Empty Bowls Community Dinner – Easton, MD.

For more information, contact Susan duPont, 410-924-3969, susan.handy.dupont@gmail.com.

Empty Bowls Dinner Raises Money for Talbot County Food Pantries

The 2nd annual Talbot County Empty Bowls community dinner held on Saturday, February 21 raised close to $5,000 for eight food pantries located in Easton, Trappe and St. Michaels. Thanks to the many donations of bowls, food and volunteer time, every penny raised will be used to feed people in need throughout Talbot County.

Special thanks go out to Clay Bakers in Easton, where people of all ages came to paint bowls that were donated for the meal. Other businesses that supported the fundraiser were Panera Bread, which donated bread, and Acme, which provided flowers for the tables.  The planning committee is also grateful to Immanuel Lutheran Church, which provided the space for the meal, and to Mid-Shore Community Foundation, whose staff, for the second year, managed reservations, financial contributions and disbursement of funds to the food pantries.

Anna Harding, chair of the Talbot County Empty Bowls steering committee, adds, “I also want to thank our students Rachel Hamburger and Cassidy Towers who helped bus tables, and all of the cooks who made soup and baked cookies for the meal. Their generosity, along with the creative efforts of our local professional potters, the children from White Marsh Elementary School who made bowls in their art class and the community members who painted bowls at Clay Bakers, made it possible for us to host 155 people for the dinner and to exceed our 2009 fundraising goal by almost $1,000.”

The extraordinary success of Empty Bowls in Talbot County has prompted the Mid-Shore Community Foundation to explore expansion of the program in the region.  Stuart Bounds, president of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, explains, “We are delighted that the Talbot County Empty Bowls planners have agreed to meet with groups throughout the region to replicate this model throughout the five-county area.”

The Mid Shore Community Foundation is still accepting donations for the Empty Bowls cause. For more information contact, Robbin Hill at 410-820-8175 or donate online at www.mscf.org.

Planning for the 2011 Empty Bowls dinner will begin in May. Anyone interested in joining the steering committee can email EMPTY_BOWLS_EASTON_MD@POBox.com.

Students Make Bowls for Food Pantry Fundraiser

Students from White Marsh Elementary School in Trappe learned about art and community activism by making bowls for the Empty Bowls fundraiser. Under the direction of art teacher Jan Johnson, the students from Debbie Dyott and Carla Hill’s fifth grade classes made and decorated over 30 bowls for the community dinner that will be held on Saturday, February 21 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Easton from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. For $20, diners will get a bowl of soup and take home the handmade bowl in which it is served.

“I was glad I could offer the students a project with social conscience to show them that art can benefit a greater community beyond the artists themselves,” says Johnson. “Everyone had great enthusiasm for the work we did together.”

Having art students involved in the Talbot County Empty Bowls event mirrors the first Empty Bowls fundraiser, which was the brainchild of John Hartom, a North Carolina high school art teacher. In 1990, Hartom challenged his art students to make enough ceramic bowls to host a meal for the school faculty. During the meal, Hartom and his wife, Lisa Blackburn, also an art educator, reminded the group that, even though they were not hungry because they had just eaten, many in the community still had empty bowls. The guests were invited to keep their soup bowls as a reminder of those less fortunate. This event evolved into the non-profit organization Empty Bowls, which now raises millions of dollars for hunger-related causes around the world.

Local professional potters have pledged bowls for the second annual Talbot County Empty Bowls fundraiser. Friends of Evergreen Cove Holistic Learning Center, children from Trinity Cathedral’s Sunday school class and other members of the community added to the dinner bowls by going to Clay Bakers in Easton.  There they painted colorful bowls that will be donated to the cause.

The organizers of the community meal now have 150 bowls to fill with homemade soup. The meal includes bread donated by Panera Bread and home baked desserts.  All money raised on February 21 will be given to Talbot County food pantries, all of which are seeing an increase in need for their services.

Advance reservations for the Talbot County Empty Bowls community meal are required. To purchase tickets, mail a check for $20 per person to the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, 102 E. Dover Street, Easton, MD 21601. Make checks payable to Mid-Shore/Empty Bowls. Please include your phone number. Tickets can be purchased and donations can be made online at www.mscf.org

Make a Bowl to Benefit Talbot County Food Pantries

The Clay Bakers in Easton is supporting the Empty Bowls fundraiser by sponsoring a special bowl decorating event through February7. For a donation (amount based on the type of bowl you choose), Clay Bakers’ customers can choose from a selection of bowls, which they paint in their own style. All bowls will be donated for the Empty Bowls dinner, which will be held on Sunday, February 21 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Easton. Proceeds from the meal will be donated to Talbot County food pantries

The Clay Bakers is located at 1 S. Washington Street in Easton. For more information, call 410- 770-9091.

Tickets for the Empty Bowls dinner are $20, which includes soup and the bowl in which it is served. To purchase tickets, mail a check for $20 per person to the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, 102 E. Dover Street, Easton, MD 21601. Make checks payable to Mid-Shore/Empty Bowls. Please include your phone number. You can also order tickets and make a donation online at www.mscf.org. For more information, contact Anna Harding, 410-822-6452.

Empty Bowls Meal to Benefit Food Pantries

The second annual Empty Bowls community dinner to benefit Talbot County food pantries will be held on Sunday, February 21, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Easton.

“Bringing Empty Bowls to Talbot County is an opportunity for those of us who are fortunate enough to eat without worry to reach out to our neighbors for whom a meal may be a luxury,” says Empty Bowls committee member Anna Harding.  “By joining us for a community meal, you will help fill the shelves at local food pantries.”

Tickets for the Empty Bowls meal are $20. Diners will receive a meal of homemade soup, bread and dessert. Harding continues, “In exchange for your payment, you will take home the bowl in which your soup is served. Our hope is that the bowl will remind you that someone else’s bowl is always empty and that you will be moved to continue to support those organizations who are working every day to feed those in need in throughout Talbot County.”

Local potters who have pledged handmade bowls are Paul Aspell, Forrest Bogan, Martha Bogan, Eileen Hebert, Ann Krestensen and Ken Sadler. Bowls are also being made and donated by local school students.

The Clay Bakers in Easton is supporting Empty Bowls by sponsoring a special bowl decorating event through February 7. For a donation as low as $12, Clay Bakers’ customers can choose from a selection of bowls, which they paint in their own style. Clay Bakers will donate the decorated bowl and $5 of the fee to Talbot County Empty Bowls. The Clay Bakers is located at 1 S. Washington Street in Easton. For more information, call 410- 770-9091.

“Every penny we raise will be donated to local food pantries, thanks to the generosity of the people who are helping us this year,” says Harding. The group has procured donations of soup and home baked cookies from members of the community. Panera Bread is donating bread for the meal.

The Talbot County Empty Bowls event is modeled after the first fundraiser, which was the brainchild of John Hartom, a North Carolina high school art teacher. In 1990, Hartom challenged his art students to make enough ceramic bowls to host a meal for the school faculty. During the meal, Hartom and his wife, Lisa Blackburn, also an art educator, reminded the group that, even though they were not hungry because they had just eaten, many in the community still had empty bowls. The guests were invited to keep their soup bowls as a reminder of those less fortunate. This event evolved into the non-profit organization Empty Bowls, which now raises millions of dollars for hunger-related causes around the world.

The Empty Bowls meal and fundraiser will be held on Sunday, February 21, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church Easton (on the westbound lane of Rt. 50, west of the Maryland State Police barrack).  In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held on Sunday, February 28.

Advance reservations are required. To purchase tickets, mail a check for $20 per person to the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, 102 E. Dover Street, Easton, MD 21601. Make checks payable to Mid-Shore/Empty Bowls. Please include your phone number. Tickets can be purchased and donations can be made online at www.mscf.org.