5th Annual Empty Bowls Community Dinner and Fundraiser

Eat Soup. Fight Hunger.

On Friday April 13th, nearly 400 community members gathered at our 5th annual Empty Bowls event to eat soup and fight hunger.

This event raised $7,000 to help our glean team make good use of agricultural excess, reduce hunger and improve nutrition.

What is Empty Bowls?

Empty Bowls is The Gleaning Project of South Central PA’s annual community dinner and fundraiser. For a suggested $20 donation, we invite guests to select one of hundreds of beautiful ceramic bowls donated by local artists. Attendees fill their bowls and their bellies with dozens of varieties of locally made soup. They enjoy live music, good conversation, and take their bowl home to remember those whose bowls remain empty in our community. 

All proceeds support The Gleaning Project of South Central PA's efforts to make good use of agricultural excess, reduce hunger, and improve nutrition in Adams County, PA.

Thank you to our Soup Donors:


Appalachian Brewing Company. C&D Bar and Grill. Chez Cheri. The Garryowen Irish Pub. Fidler & Co. Craft Kitchen. Food 101. Gettysburg College Catering. Italian Village Restaurant. The Mill. One Lincoln. The Parlor House. The Parrot. Pure and Simple Café. Rosalie’s. Subarna's Custom Catering. Brenda Althoff. Grace Peña. Traci Lochbaum. Sue Bucher.

Thank you to our Bowl Donors:

Adams County Arts Council. Dancing Pig Pottery. Nicodemus Center for Ceramic Arts. The Lion Potter. Starr Pottery and Bronze. Under the Horizon Pottery and Arts Studio. Waldo’s & Company. Gettysburg College Ceramics Club. Fairfield Area High School National Art Honors Society. Gettysburg Area High School Mudslingers Club. Littlestown Area High School National Art Honors Society. Jen Cole. Pat Verderosa. Sally Becker.

Thank you to our Bread Donors:

Bakewell Farm. McGrath's Bakehouse.

Thank you to our Dessert Donors:

Barb Ruppert. Bicky Redman. Brenda Althoff. Brooke Mills. Cathy Althoff. Cherry Arvin. Donna Kolaetis. Donna Mountfort. Etta Saltos. Karin Guise. Kat Edwards. Michele Garnes. Sarah Stokely. Suzanne Landis. Traci Lochbaum.


Thank You to Local Musician:

Tom Jolin

Special Thanks to:

Jen Cole. Emily Yardley. Brenda Althoff. Tina Brooks. Tammy Hoff. Tina Gebhart. Cathleen Lerew. Abby McElhiney. Rebecca Lee. Emma Korowotny. Ken Althoff. Janet Scappini. Janet Hikes. Megan Shreve. The Campus Kitchens Project. Gettysburg College Dining Services. And the nearly 100 volunteers that make this event possible!

Interested in helping to
coordinate Empty Bowls 2019? 

Contact thegleaningproject@gmail.com