Talbot County Empty Bowls was inspired by the work of Lisa Blackburn and art teacher John Hartom. Hartom’s students made ceramic bowls in their high school art classes. The finished products were then used as individual serving pieces for a fund-raising meal of soup and bread. Contributing guests kept the empty bowl as a reminder that, although they had just eaten, many people’s bowls remained empty.
In 1990, Hartom and other participants developed this concept into “Empty Bowls”. The Imagine/RENDER Group, a 501(c)3 organization, was created to promote the project.
Empty Bowls now raises millions of dollars for hunger-related causes around the world.
Talbot County Empty Bowls is proud to be part of the effort.
Every penny we raise from donations, bowl sales and ticket sales for the Community Dinner is given to Talbot County organizations that address hunger in our community.
The Empty Bowls Community Dinner is an annual opportunity for those of us who eat without worry to reach out to our neighbors for whom a meal may be a luxury.
When you come to the dinner, you are served your choice of soup (chicken, vegetable, or chili) in a handmade bowl that is yours to keep.
Each time you use this special bowl, you will remember that someone else's bowl is often empty.
Here’s how you can help us to fulfill our mission of ending hunger in our community one bowl at a time:
Have fun for a good cause by painting bowls for our next Community Dinner at Kiln Born Creations from January 1st through Friday, February 15th. Bowls are $15 (plus tax) and Kiln Born will donate a portion of the proceeds to Talbot County Empty Bowls. Please call ahead If you would like to book a group to paint for Empty Bowls.Paint Bowls
Attend the annual Talbot County Empty Bowls Community Dinner the last Sunday in February. Tickets on sale now!Purchase Tickets
Send checks to:
Empty Bowls Mid-Shore Community Foundation 102 E. Dover Street Easton, MD 21601
Use the link below to donate online. When prompted, please indicate that your contribution is for Talbot County Empty Bowls.
100% of ticket sales and donations go to these Talbot County food pantries and other organizations that address hunger in our community:
18 South Higgins Easton, MD 21601
126 Port Street, Easton, MD 21601
617 North Washington St. Easton, MD 21601
East Maple Avenue Trappe, MD
Christ Church Parish Hall
St. Michaels, MD 21601
29533 Canvasback Drive Easton, MD 21601
Easton Elementary School
307 N. Glenwood Avenue, Easton, MD
Tilghman United Methodist Church
5731 Tilghman Island Road, Tilghman, MD
101 Fremont Street, St. Michaels MD
Easton Church of God
1009 N. Washington Street, Easton MD
Each of these organizations serves people in need year round regardless of race or religion. Recipients are not required to attend religious services in order to receive aid.
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We still need bowls!
Have fun for a good cause by painting a bowl
at Kiln Born Creations in Easton.
Bowls are $15 (plus tax)
and Kiln Born will donate a portion of the proceeds