The Empty Bowl Project's Main Event brings together families, friends, artists, restaurants, businesses and community members in a festive atmosphere for a common cause - eliminating empty bowls. The event also raises awareness of those suffering from food insecurity living in our communities.
Prior to the Main Event, bowls are painted throughout the community at private parties, church events and organization gatherings as well as by local artists. Watch this page for a list of bowl painting opportunities throughout the summer and fall of 2018. Your painted bowl then becomes your entrance ticket, but bowls will also be available for sale at the Main Event.
The Empty Bowl Project is run completely by volunteers. All donations and proceeds from the sale of bowls and auction items go directly to Community Sharing Outreach Center.
Lyle & Denise Tyler
Lyle and Denise Tyler brought the Empty Bowl Project to Community Sharing in 2015. Through their efforts, there have been three successful Empty Bowl Main Events, and many, many meals purchased for local families in need from sponsorships and bowl painting proceeds.