The 17th Annual Empty Bowls was a big success thanks to you!

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We’re excited to announce that our 17th annual Empty Bowls raised $128,000! These funds support our hunger programs, which provide more than 5,000 meals each day to children and families in the Baltimore area with insufficient access to the healthy foods they need to thrive.

We’d like to give a tremendous thank you to everyone who bought tickets, tables and donated to this year’s Empty Bowls. Over 800 guests enjoyed delicious soups and other foods from more than a dozen area restaurants while taking in a variety of fun and engaging performances and activities.

Thank you to the local community organizations, businesses, churches, and schools who lovingly painted over 1,500 bowls for our guests.

This event would not be possible without the support of our media partner, WBAL-TV and our 2023 sponsors: M & T Bank; Whiting-Turner Contracting Company; Asbestos Specialists Inc.; Lieutenant Thomas Joseph Hill Memorial Foundation; BGE; Friendly Inn Association; H&S Bakery; Kelly Benefits; PricewaterhouseCoopers; Constellation; Ellin & Tucker; Murphy & Dittenhafer, Inc.; The Law Office of Peter T. Nicholl; Niles, Barton & Wilmer LLP; PSA Insurance & Financial Services and Leonard Paper Company. Thank you for your commitment to the community.

We would also like to recognize the more than 75 volunteers who helped make the night such a great success, and the local artisan merchants who made our expanded marketplace so enjoyable for our attendees.

Finally, we’d like to give a big shout-out to our amazing food and soup vendors for providing a wide array of delicious offerings from around the world, including Southwestern, Latino, Asian, African/Caribbean, Filipino, and Western regional fare. Crowds gathered for two live cooking demos and the evening ended with everyone’s favorite – dessert!

Empty Bowls 2023 was a wonderful, fun-filled evening thanks to each and every one of you. You make our work possible and allow us to serve those suffering from hunger, homelessness, and poverty to receive not only food, but also an array of services to help them regain housing, stability, and most importantly—hope.