The Empty Bowl Project

Date: Sun, April 22, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Urban Adamah • 1151 Sixth St • Berkeley, CA
Hosted by: Jewish Community High School of the Bay


As a student of the Jewish Community High School of the Bay, I chose to focus my senior project on hunger and food insecurity in the US after learning that 1 in 6 American children struggle with hunger. I am organizing an Empty Bowls event. 

The Empty Bowl Project is a grassroots organization that raises awareness about hunger through education and the arts. The first Empty Bowls event was held in 1990 at a high school in Michigan. Students made bowls and soup and had a sale with the proceeds going to a local food bank. The idea caught on and millions of dollars have been raised over the last 28 years.

At my Empty Bowls event in Berkeley on April 22nd, you will enjoy a simple and delicious dinner of soup and bread in a bowl made by a local ceramicist which you can take home. So that each time you eat from that bowl you will have a gentle reminder of the work that needs to be done to make sure others have full bowls and full stomachs.

The evening will include a brief presentation about issues of hunger and food insecurity and participants will leave with further steps they can take to help fight hunger. There will also be great music and interesting conversation.

All proceeds from this event go to the Alameda County Community Food Bank: https://www.accfb.org