$40 per person, includes soup, salad, bread and a handcrafted bowl.
$30 per person, includes soup, salad, bread (no bowl).
Children 2 and under are free.
$10 children under 10 (ages 3-10), no keepsake bowl included
All seating is general admission and all tickets purchased before the event will be listed at Will Call.
Ways to purchase tickets:
- Purchase tickets online here.
- Purchase tickets by mailing a check to the Amherst Survival Center, P.O. Box 9629, North Amherst, MA 01059.
- Buy tickets in person with cash or check at the Amherst Survival Center, 138 Sunderland Rd. in Amherst, or at AJ Hastings.
- Buy tickets at the door, as long as space is available!
Empty Bowls is a unique and memorable event that celebrates community and creativity, while bringing awareness to the very real local problem of hunger.
Join us anytime from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. for a simple, delicious meal and good cheer. You can also take your soup to go!
You select a beautiful bowl handcrafted by local potters and enjoy a seasonal meal of soup, bread, salad, and dessert donated by local restaurants. The keepsake bowl is yours to take home as a reminder of the bowls that go empty in western Massachusetts, as well as the inspiring work you are supporting, ending hunger in our community.
Event proceeds support our food and nutrition programs, which serve more than 6,000 food-insecure residents of Hampshire and Franklin Counties.
Cash Bar: Beer, wine, and soft drinks will be available at a cash-only bar.
At the event, you can further support the Center by:
- Purchasing raffle tickets for a chance to win a unique handcrafted item, wine basket, event tickets, and more.
- Purchasing a NEW Empty Bowls apron (picture coming soon)
- Leaving a tip for our volunteer waitstaff that’s donated to the Center
Parking: Free parking is available in the Amherst College Alumni Lot on Spring Street behind the Inn on Boltwood. Street parking and Town parking lots are also available.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN SUPPORTING EMPTY BOWLS?
Empty Bowls relies on the generosity of individuals and local businesses to throw this wonderful community event and raise funds for the Center. Find out how you can get involved!
Please contact Lisa Queenin, our Development Coordinator, by email at email@example.com or by phone at 549-3968 ext 108 if you’re interested in being involved as an event volunteer, business sponsor, artist, or contributing restaurant.
Join us as an Empty Bowls Sponsor and share in the recognition and marketing benefits associated with this popular community event. Make a commitment to help our food-insecure neighbors at a sponsorship level that works for you.
Beautiful, handcrafted bowls made by area artists help make Empty Bowls a success! If you’re interested in donating bowls, please complete this form. This year, we’re expanding our raffle and are seeking donations of artwork, pottery, sculpture, jewelry, and other handcrafted items. If you’re interested in donating an item, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We rely on donations of soup, bread, and desserts from local restaurants to provide a simple and delicious meal. If you haven’t donated in the past and you’re interested in contributing, please let us know.
Thank you to our generous sponsors!