Memphis Empty Bowls Project -


Thank you for helping us to raise over $28,000 to fight hunger in the Midsouth!

It works like this: Artisans, educators and others around the Memphis area create handcrafted and hand painted bowls to raise funds to fight hunger. Guests are invited to a delicious, simple dinner of soup and bread donated by local restaurants where they may select one of the beautiful, handcrafted bowls to take home as a reminder of the bowls that go empty in the Memphis area, as well as the inspiring work being done in our community to fight hunger. 

The event, which included a silent auction, art sale and live music, was held on Sunday, November 8, 2015.

This year, in addition to supporting Memphis-area food pantries and the nutrition education programs of the Church Health Center, the Memphis Empty Bowls Project will be working with Mid-South Food Bank to create a new Food for Kids BackPack Program at Perea Preschool, which will be implemented in January 2016. 

For more information about who we are and why we do what we do, check out this recent national article about Memphis Empty Bowls Project: "The Art of Fighting Hunger in a Starving American City" - Mashable, May 2015