Empty Bowls Projects- 2nd Saturday in November
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. Silvia Dodson, UFB Board Member, has chaired this project from its inception. Partnering with our Hillsborough County Public Schools and local home school groups 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 plays throughout the event along with a live auction of local artist bowls to be won by the highest bidder. Each Empty Bowls ticket includes your choice of a variety of delicious soups provided by various local churches and civic organizations. One ticket is good for either one (1) 16 oz soup of choice, or two (2) 8oz soups of choice or a flight with four (4) 4 oz soups of choice, bread, apple, water and your choice of student made clay bowls to take home as a reminder that some bowls in our community are empty. All proceeds benefited the United Food Bank of Plant City.
- November 11th, 2023
- November 9th, 2024
Location: Robert W. Willaford Railroad Museum and McCall Park, downtown Plant City.
Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Cost: $5/per ticket prior to October 1st, increase to $10 thereafter
Note: Tickets are available at the United Food Bank Office or through an UFB Board Member
2023 Local Artist Bowls Coming Soon
Below are the 2022 Artist
Queen and Court Members Bowl – Berry Lovely Bowl
Jossie Azorin – Orchids Bowl
Gerri Baldridge – Blue Flower Bowl
Mar Harrer – Sunflower Bowl
Melissa Hart – Lavander Bowl
LMPC and Court Members – Under the Sea Bowl
Colleen Justin – Amaryllis Bowl
Angie Klein – Blueberries & Bees Bowl
Lesli Platt – Big Berry Bowl
Community Bowl – Filling Hearts Bowl
Street Painting Workshop: October 28, 2023
Click here for street painting application.
When: October 28, 2023
Application Deadline: October 17, 2023
Email Application: [email protected]
Location: First United Methodist Church (202 W. Reynolds Street, Plant City) for the presentation and then will move to the Robert W. Willaford Railroad Museum (PC Historic Train Depot) 104 S. Palmer Street to practice their designs
Cost: $1 or a can of soup to donate to the United Food Bank
Click Here For Street Painting Application!
Attendance at the workshop is requested to participate in the Empty Bowls Street Painting Show scheduled for Saturday, November 11, 2023. If a student has already participated in a past workshop, then it is not required to attend this one.
A Huge Thank You To Our Presenting Sponsor