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4/13/14 — Empty Bowls™ 2014

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THANK YOU to everyone that volunteered, donated, and attended the 2014 Empty Bowls event! Thanks to your efforts, we were able to raise over $20,000 to help feed our hungry Northern Michigan neighbors.

THANK YOU Bowl Donors

THANK YOU Sponsors

THANK YOU Food Donors

THANK YOU Silent Auction Donors

THANK YOU to all of our amazing volunteers!

Stay tuned for details about Empty Bowls™ 2015!


$15 per person, kids 6 and under are free. 

Tickets can be purchased securely online, at Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan’s main office (2279 S. Airport Rd. W., Traverse City, MI), at Oryana Natural Foods Market (260 East Tenth St., Traverse City, MI) and at the door of the event (if still available).

About Empty Bowls™

Empty Bowls™ is a grassroots effort to fight hunger. Area artists, educators and community members create handcrafted bowls, symbolizing the many hungry people around the world whose bowls are empty. At the event, guests are served a meal of soup and bread and receive one of these handcrafted bowls to take home.

The event will also feature a silent auction including donations from local businesses and artists! Silent auction and ticket proceeds will support the GOOD work of Food Rescue.

Put GOOD Food to GOOD Use.  Help Food Rescue Fight Hunger!

Food Rescue’s mission is to collect soon-to-expire fresh food and redistribute it, same-day, and free-of-charge, to our neighbors in need. Food is collected from many sources including grocery stores, restaurants, bakeries and farmers’ markets and delivered to area food pantries, shelters and community meal programs.

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