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. For the past 8 years, Silvia Dodson (UFB Board Member and Empty Bowls Chair) has chaired this wonderful event.  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!




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

When: November 9, 2019

Time: 10:30am to 1:30pm

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

Looking for something special and unique? You have a chance to win one these one of a kind artist painted bowls from the Empty Bowls Live Auction. 

A very special thank you to our artist: 

Bowl #1 is by Loretta Burns – “Abstract Face”

Bowl #2 is by Colleen Justine – “Birds of Paradise”

Bowl #3 is by Mar Harrer – “Flamingo”

Bowl #4 by Lesli Platt – “Bird Nest”

Bowl #5 by Little Miss Plant City – “Wonderland – Strawberry Heart”


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 9th 2019

Time: 7:15am

Cost: $35.00 Race Fee + $3.00 SignUp Fee 
Registration: Registration ends November 7, 2019 at 11:59pm EST 

Click Here To Register!