March 24, 2018 - It takes a small army to put together Empty Bowls every year, and we’re extremely grateful to all of the volunteers, soup makers, bowl makers, and sponsors who made this year’s event such a success.
Proceeds from Empty Bowls 2018 are the equivalent of 62,000 meals! They will go to benefit all of our programs and assist those struggling in the Baltimore area to move beyond poverty.
170 volunteers + 1,500 guests + 600 gallons of soup = a great way to spend a Saturday and help those in need
Eat soup and help others
The "Empty Bowls Project" is an international grassroots effort to raise both money and awareness in the fight to end hunger. The St. Vincent de Paul Baltimore Empty Bowls event is the largest area fundraiser to exclusively address hunger in our community.
Guests come for an afternoon of soup, bread, and dessert. Each guest also gets to select a handcrafted bowl – a symbol of hunger in our community and a reminder of those who literally have an empty bowl.
Empty Bowls is soup with lots of friends - new and old
This year we had soups from 18 of Baltimore’s most-loved and generous restaurants and caterers. (We had more than one kind of Maryland Crab soup!)