Empty Bowls Project
The Empty Bowls Project was started to bring community awareness of local hunger needs. Empty Bowls allows participating artists and groups to create and donate bowls and then serve a simple meal to attendees. Silvia Dodson, UFB Board Member, has chaired this project from its inception. Partnering with our Hillsborough County Public Schools and local home school groups each year, the students create bowls that are display during the event and ticket holders can choose one bowl of their liking to take home with them. Live music plays throughout the event along with a live auction of local artist bowls to be won by the highest bidder. Each Empty Bowls ticket includes your choice of a variety of delicious soups provided by various local churches and civic organizations. One ticket is good for either one (1) 16 oz soup of choice, or two (2) 8oz soups of choice or a flight with four (4) 4 oz soups of choice, bread, apple, water and your choice of student made clay bowls to take home as a reminder that some bowls in our community are empty. All proceeds benefited the United Food Bank of Plant City.