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 form it’s inception.  Partnering with our Area 6 Hillsborough County schools 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 along with a live auction of local artist bowls and new this year, The Fork Ran Away With The Spoon 5k. Then round the day off with of course delicious soup provided by various local churches and civic organizations for attendees to sample. Last year the Empty Bowls Committee created a cookbook with many of these scrumptious soup recipes from groups who have attended.  All proceeds of the cookbook benefited the United Food Banks mission to provide a hand up, not a hand out!


We are honored to announce Driscoll’s as our presenting sponsor for our upcoming 10th Annual Empty Bowls Project that is scheduled for Saturday, November 14th at the downtown Plant City at Robert W. Willaford Railroad Museum. Their support helps the United Food Bank bring hunger awareness to our community and we are grateful to have this partnership with them. 


Location: Historic Downtown Train Depot and McCall Park in downtown Plant City.

When: Saturday, November 14, 2020

Time: 10:30am to 1:30pm

Cost: $10 per ticket and are available at the United Food Bank Office.

We will once again have our  live auction with bidding starting the week before the event. 

Coming November 2020


The Empty Bowls Project Presents “The Fork Ran Away With The Spoon 5K benefiting the United Food Bank. 

Location: Start and End at the Train Depot – 102 N Palmer St, Plant City, FL 33563

Date: November 14th 2020

Time: 7am

Cost: $35.00 Race Fee + $3.00 SignUp Fee 
Registration: Registration ends November 13, 2020 at 11:59pm EST  

Click Here To Register!