Did you know that Maryland, although it is one of the wealthiest states in the nation, is home to more than 760,300 people who do not have enough to eat? Not only that, but 1 out of 8 Marylanders are food insecure (limited or uncertain access to adequate food). 39% of these food-insecure individuals earn too much to qualify for federal or state relief. Thus, Marylanders collectively miss more than 134 million meals per year.

Empty Bowls is our annual event that that raises funds and awareness of our work to serve those who are hungry and homeless in our community. Each year, local restaurants generously donate delicious soup to Empty Bowls. Thousands of bowls are donated every year! Enjoy unlimited soup tastings, family friendly activities, a silent auction, and much more while giving back. 

Last year, we were able to provide 66,000 additional meals through the proceeds of Empty Bowls! You can help be a part of our efforts to feed the hungry. Whether you participate by painting a bowl, donating soup or restaurant gift cards … or volunteer during the event, your help is extremely appreciated. On March 24th, 2018, we hope you’ll stand with us to help tackle hunger in Baltimore! Learn how you can help here. 

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Marcus Scott, Caseworker at Beans & Bread

Marcus Scott, Caseworker at Beans & Bread

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Marcus Scott is a caseworker at Beans & Bread, our day shelter in Fells Point. A Baltimore native, Marcus grew up in the Walbrook neighborhood where his family has resided for generations. He describes a childhood ...

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She says she never knew privileges, growing up in Baltimore’s Belvedere neighborhood. Her ...

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