Thank you to everyone who helped make Empty Bowls 2019 souper fantastic

On Saturday, March 23, the Maryland State Fairground Exhibition Hall filled with 1,500 generous soup enthusiasts, volunteers, and sponsors for our 13th annual Empty Bowls event. It's Baltimore’s annual souper fantastic soup extravaganza that raises money and awareness in the fight to end hunger, poverty, and homelessness.

Doing good together

We're proud to announce that this year we raised $150,000. And we are thankful to so many.

Generous Soup Suppliers

Generous Baltimore area restaurants cooked up 16 different soups for the event. It wouldn't be Baltimore without crabs on the menu, and we had three different types crab soup. On top of that, we had a broccoli soup; two unique cauliflower soups; six different chicken soups;  a sweet potato soup, a classic Tuscan bean soup, and our own KidzTable's decadent Loaded Baked Potato Soup.

The competition for crowd favorite was very stiff. It would have been impossible to guess the eventual winner based on tracking happy faces or empty soup bowls. At the end of the day, Miss  Shirley's eeked out their second win in two years with their Cauliflower Parmesan Soup. Thank you to all the restaurants!

Atlantic Caterers

Cream of Crab SoupLinwoodsCurried Cauliflower Soup


Vegetable Soup

Miss Shirley's Cafe

Cauliflower Parmesan Soup

Bill's Seafood

Maryland Crab Soup

Mo's Seafood

Maryland Crab Soup

Copper Kitchen

Thai Rice & Chicken Soup

Souris' Saloon

Chicken Acini Soup


Chicken & Spaetzle Soup
The Center ClubTuscan Bean, Tomato & Kale Soup

Gertrude's Chesapeake Kitchen

Sweet Potato, Pear & Ginger Soup

Whole Foods - Harbor East

Chicken Noodle Soup


Jerk Chicken Chili Soup

The Point – Fells Point and Towson

 Broccoli & Cheddar Soup


Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Wegmans Food Market – Hunt Valley

Chicken Noodle Soup

Emcee Extraordinaire - Steve Huber, and Singer Songwriter, Tony Sciuto

Tony Sciuto and Steve Huber

This year Singer-Songwriter, Tony Sciuto donated his day to Empty Bowls and performed several live sets for us. Tony's a Baltimore native who was a member of The LIttle River Band, and has written songs for many stars.

Steve Huber,  Program Director and DJ  at 100.7 The Bay WZBA, spun tunes and served as master of ceremonies. We also want to thank Steve for showing up very early Saturday and rocking us out while we set up all the finishing touches.



Volunteers help make us stronger throughout the year, and we really could not produce  Empty Bowls without them.

More than 100 people volunteered to help us set up, hand out bowls, serve soup, assemble a kids corner, run our silent auction -- and clean up when it was all over.

Special Thanks

Special thank you to volunteer, Chelsea Yeich for all of the event photos.


Ashley Hinson and Andre Hepkins

Our heartfelt appreciation to our generous sponsors for supporting our services and advancing our community. And special thanks to all of the WBAL employees who also came out to support us in person. Did you notice the two celebrities serving loaded potato soup?

Silver Bowl Sponsors


M&T Bank

Whiting Turner Contracting

H&S Bakery


Leonard Paper

Media Sponsors

100.7 The Bay

The Baltimore Sun


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