July 17, 2020
Dear Empty Bowl Ticket Holders,
The Empty Bowl 2020 Committee, as well as Mother Hubbard's Cupboard and the Good Shepherd Center, cannot thank you enough for purchasing your Empty Bowl tickets and for your patience as we waited to see what COVID had in store for our area.
None of us could have imagined how helpful the purchase of an Empty Bowl ticket was going to be in the year 2020!
The 2020 Empty Bowl Event had already raised over $40,000 from online ticket sales and sponsors before the decision was made to postpone the event. Mother Hubbard's and Good Shepherd were quick to put that money to work mitigating the unexpected challenges COVID introduced to the communities we serve. As you might have guessed, the numbers of those in need has increased significantly since March.
However, one good turn deserves another (get it, like on a pottery wheel?) and we plan to set up an event as early as possible after the first of the year for you to safely pick out a bowl to have and to hold.
And, because 2021 might seem like a long time away for many of you, we are also developing a system to use this fall that will allow a limited number of ticket holders to sign up for a time and place to safely pick out bowls. Book a Bowl Pick-up Appointment now. Stay tuned to our Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/EmptyBowlsWilmingtonNC) for further information on how and when to sign up; we anticipate that there will be many dates from which to choose and the perfect amount of beautiful bowls over which to deliberate.
Sadly, there will be no delicious soup or bread this time around. Please remember the generous Empty Bowl restaurants below when you are sick of cooking; they have also suffered due to the quarantine. Perhaps you can order take out and enjoy it in your Empty Bowl bowl at home!
Please know that individually and collectively you have had a huge impact on fighting hunger and promoting wellbeing in our community during these surreal times. And, rest assured that your beautiful bowl will be patiently waiting for you!
2020 Empty Bowl Chair
Aromas of Peru
Bluewater Waterfront Grill
Cape Fear Seafood Co.
Carolina Ale House
Cast Iron Kitchen
Cousins Italian Deli
Epic Food Co.
Flaming Amy's Burrito Barn
Henry's Restaurant and Bar
HopLite Irish Pub
Hop's Supply Co.
Pine Valley Market
Port Land Grille
Roko Italian Cuisine
Slice of Life
Spoonfed Kitchen & Bakery
Tidal Creek Cooperative
Hibachi to go Restaurants
Sweet and Savory
Gluten Free by The Sea
Atlanta Bread Co,
We hope you’ll join us for this wonderful day to support the work of Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard and Good Shepherd Center. Tickets will be $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Empty Bowls benefits Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, which supplies emergency food to those in need, and Good Shepherd Center, which prepares meals for the hungry and shelters the area’s homeless.
Empty Bowls is a notable event that brings together community while bringing awareness to the very real problem of hunger in Eastern North Carolina.
Guests select a bowl hand-made by local artisans and enjoy a delicious bowl of soup and breads. The souvenir bowl guests take home reminds them of the many Eastern North Carolina families that are currently struggling with hunger.
Almost every part of the event is donated, including the event space, food, beverages, and local pottery. This allows Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard and Good Shepherd Center to use event proceeds for our food distribution and nutrition programs, which serve the more than 33,660 individuals who are food-insecure in New Hanover County. Every dollar raised can help provide food for 5 meals!
If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Carmen Pope 910-231-3588 at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Sponsorship page.
Tickets now available at select locations, cash or check only:
Blue Moon Gift Shops
First Baptist Church Activities Center
Grace United Methodist Church, 401 Grace Street
NOMA in Porters Neck
Temptations in Hanover Center
Good Shepherd Center*
*can accept credit cards