The Empty Bowls Project was started to bring community awareness of local hunger needs. Empty Bowls allows participating artists and groups to create and donate bowls and then serve a simple meal to attendees. For the past 7 years, Silvia Dodson (UFB Board Member and Empty Bowls Chair) has chaired this wonderful event. Partnering with our Area 6 Hillsborough County schools each year, the students create bowls that are display during the event and ticket holders can choose one bowl of their liking to take home with them. Live music along with a live auction of local artist bowls, round the day off with of course delicious soup provided by various local churches and civic organizations for attendees to sample. Empty Bowls Committee is in the process of creating a cookbook with many of these scrumptious soup recipes from groups who have attended. Cookbooks will be on sale at the 2018 event with proceeds benefiting the United Food Bank.
Location: The event always takes place the 2nd Saturday in November at the the Historic Robert W. Willaford Railroad Museum in downtown Plant City.