Empty-Bowls-2021-Sponsored-by-TD-Bank

AFAC's annual luncheon fundraiser, Empty Bowls, features hand thrown ceramic bowls made by local potters and ceramicists, and soups, breads, and desserts donated by local restaurants, bakeries, and volunteers. Normally held on Super Bowl Sunday, members of the community gather to enjoy a nice meal and support our neighbors in need at the same time.

Unfortunately due to the pandemic, we will not be able to have this event in person for a 2nd year in a row.

However, here are three ways you can support AFAC through Empty Bowls.

  1. Become a sponsor: Be recognized as a supporter in the community. Your name and/or company logo will be featured in all event related marketing, including on our website, newsletter emails, and social media. Sponsorships are 100% tax-deductible.
  2. Enter the raffle: Thanks to the generosity of ceramicists from Lee Arts Center, we will be raffling off 20 hand-crafted items. Visit the raffle site for more information. Raffle ticket purchases are not tax-deductible.
    Special thanks to Helen Hensgen, Constance Bergere, Chuck Berk, Dana Lehrer Danze, Lieve deWulf, Martin Karcher, Scott Kaye, Polina Miller, Catherine Satterlee, and Helene Vonnegut for donating their work for this raffle.
  3. Make a donation: Not interested in being a sponsor or buying raffle tickets? Make a tax-deductible donation of any amount - all of which will help AFAC feed our neighbors in need.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

In case you missed last year's virtual event, watch this clip below that features volunteers on the Empty Bowls Committee and past attendees about what makes Empty Bowls a special community event.

In this clip below, Grace Shea of the Lebanese Taverna Restaurant Group shared her delicious red lentil soup recipe during last year's Empty Bowls virtual event.