Fall Empty Bowls 2017



Every fall and spring, The Gleaning Project hosts an Empty Bowls event to:

    - RAISE AWARENESS about global and local food insecurity 

    - RAISE MONEY to fund our non-profit gleaning project

    - ADVOCATE for community involvement in creating a more equitable food system

For each of these events, artists donate handmade bowls, and community members donate food for a simple meal: soup in the spring, and apple treats in the fall. In exchange for a suggested donation, guests choose a bowl to eat out of and take home as a reminder of those whose bowls remain empty in our community.

This Fall we collaborated with the Adams County Farmers' Market to host a beautiful, open air Empty Bowls extravaganza. Community members baked apple treats, and Mr. G's donated vanilla ice cream for a scrumptious gathering of nearly 150 guests.

Thank you to all of our local bakers, artists, Mr. G's, the Adams County Farmers Market, and local food justice enthusiasts for making this event a success. With your help we were able to raise $1,500 to support The Gleaning Project's efforts to reduce food loss on farms and improve food security and nutrition in Adams County.

To get involved in our Spring 2018 Empty Bowls event as a volunteer, a ceramic bowl donor, or a soup donor, contact Bridget Schell: thegleaningproject@gmail.com or 717-334-7634 x 162


Apple Treats

Homemade Apple Pies, Cakes, Tarts, Pudding, Muffins, Crisp, and more! Topped with Mr. G's vanilla ice cream...


Dessert Bowls

SO popular that we ran out within the first hour!
Anyone interested in making bowls for our next event contact thegleaningproject@gmail.com