Purpose: Organizations and businesses sponsor Empty Bowls projects worldwide to raise awareness and money to combat hunger. All proceeds go to food pantries and other area organizations to support their efforts to provide food to local people in need.
How it Works: At a luncheon, the collection of beautiful bowls created, decorated and donated by artisans are displayed and auctioned off in a silent auction. The funds go to support the food pantry operations. Their bowls (or an appropriate substitute if artisan bowl is not food safe) are then filled with their choice of soups made by local cooks. Luncheon guests then keep their bowls to use or display at home and to serve as a reminder that there are always empty bowls in the world.