And We’re Back!
If you are able to attend, please join us at the Center anytime from 12:00-4:00 p.m. on Saturday April 1st for a delightful meal and table service by fabulous local celebrities (scroll to see the list)! You’ll find gorgeous handmade bowls from local potters and delicious soup made by local restaurants and our very own kitchen! Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free soup options are available. Meals will be served with warm bread, salad, and a light dessert.
Fundraiser proceeds support our food and nutrition programs which serve almost 7,500 food-insecure residents of Hampshire and Franklin Counties.
A HUGE thank you to our incredible sponsors, potters, and soup makers below!
$50 per person (regular ticket), includes soup, salad, bread and a handcrafted bowl
$30 per person (no bowl option), includes soup, salad, bread (does not include handcrafted bowl)
$10 children under 10 (ages 3-10), includes soup, salad, bread (does not include handcrafted bowl)
FREE for Children 2 and under
All seating is general admission and all tickets purchased before the event will be listed at Will Call
Additional Ways to Support Empty Bowls:
Whether attending the event or not, you can support Empty Bowls by purchasing raffle tickets for amazing prizes, a beautiful Empty Bowls apron, or by making a donation!
Raffle Tickets, $10 each -or- three for $25
- Stunning handblown glass platters from local artist Josh Simpson!
- Individual photo session with local photographer Isabella Dell’olio!
- Rock Star Membership at the Drake!
- Private Wine Tasting for 8 people with Provisions!
- Gorgeous handmade wooden bowl from Lilacland’s Jim Lumley!
Empty Bowls Apron, $20
Make a donation and get matched! All donations on top of ticket sales are being matched by Presenting Sponsor Greenfield Savings Bank up to $5,000! Thank you GSB!
Celebrity Waitstaff? You bet!
Aaron Saunders – State Representative, 7th Hampden District
Daniel Carey – State Representative, 2nd Hampshire District
David Sullivan – Northwestern District Attorney
Earl Miller – Director of CRESS, Amherst
Jo Comerford – Senator, Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester Counties
Kim Montague – VP, Cash Management & Business Dev. Officer for Greenfield Savings Bank
Lynn Greisemer – Town Council President, District 2
Mindy Domb – State Representative, 3rd Hampshire District
Natalie Blais – State Representative, 1st Franklin District
Pamela Nolan Young – Director of DEI, Amherst
Paul Bockelman – Town Manager, Amherst
Scott Livingstone – Police Chief, Amherst
Sharon Sharry – Director of Jones Library
Tim Nelson – Fire Chief, Amherst
Thank you to our incredible team of celebrity waitstaff!
Parking will be available at Cowl’s Building Supply and ProSensing (located across the street from ASC), as well as around the corner in the Cowls Rd lot and at the North Square lot (Check out the Mill District Shops if you park there!). Amherst Survival Center’s main lot will be reserved for people with handicap placards.
Thank you so much to Cowls, ProSensing, the Mill District, Mill District businesses, and North Square for generously opening up your parking!!
Thanks to the AMAZING…
Soup & Food Makers!
Amherst College, Amherst Survival Center, Applewood Retirement Community, Black Sheep Deli, Blue Heron Restaurant, 110 Grill, Insomnia Cookies, Iya Sushi and Noodle Kitchen, Osteria Vespa, Savannas Bar & Bistro, Smithsonian Café, UMass Dining, and more coming soon!
Amherst-Pelham Regional High School, Asparagus Valley Potters Guild (Annette Gates, Cara Taylor – Taylor Ceramics, Evelyn Snyder – Kaleidoscope Pottery, Joy Friedman, Kamala Rose, Lucy Fagella, and Tiffany Hilton), Christy Knox, Clay Mates, Dawn French – Rodan + Fields, Erica Wurtz, The Handle Factory Community Clay Center, Jaye Pope, Mark Rea, Maya Machin Pottery, John Varner – Mudpie Potters, Nancy Talanian, Northfield Mount Herman, Northampton Pottery, Sue Harvey – ClayMates, Sue Kassirer, Two Bears Dancing Pottery, UMass Ceramics, Val Gilman, The Williston Northampton School, Workshop13 ClayWorks Pottery Studio, and more coming soon!
Thank You to our Event Sponsors!
‘Souper Hero’ – Presenting Sponsor
‘Full Bowls’ Sponsors
‘Cup of Hope’ Sponsors
‘Ladle of Love’ Sponsors
Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce; Amherst Innovative Living; Boisselle, Morton & Wolkowicz, LLP; Encharter Insurance; Integrated Orthopedic Physical Therapy; Integrity Development & Construction; Jones Properties; Sally Malsch of Five College Realtors; and UMassFive College Federal Credit Union
‘Spoonful of Comfort’ Sponsors
Atkins Farms, Jones Group Realtors, and Webber & Grinnell Insurance