What is Empty Bowls?
Empty Bowls is a grassroots movement to raise awareness and funds to address hunger. Since its inception in Michigan in 1990, it has expanded to communities across the nation and across the globe.
Troy NY Empty Bowls
For the past 14 years, the Collar City Clay Guild has organized an Empty Bowls Event in October to raise funds to address food insecurity in the city of Troy NY. For an entry donation of $20, guests would personally choose a bowl handmade by local potters, sample soup from a dozen or more local restaurants, and keep the bowl as a visible reminder that someone's bowl is always empty.
Upwards of a thousand people have participated in Empty Bowls each year for the past 14 years, helping us raise more than $250,000 to support the fifteen food pantries operating in Troy NY.
COVID-19 has derailed plans for an in-person Empty Bowls fundraising event this year, but our local food pantries remain in desperate need of support to address food insecurity, exacerbated by the pandemic. We're very grateful to the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market for offering us the opportunity to sell handmade bowls at the Market on October 3, 10 and 17 from 8:30am -2pm. View the complete flyer for details.
For those unable to visit the Farmers Market but who wish to support this effort, we're also accepting cash donations through this site throughout the month of October which, combined with the funds raised at the Market, will be distributed equally to the food pantries listed on the flyer.
Every dollar counts! A donation of $1 can provide 6.25 pounds of food to feed the hungry.
On behalf of the Collar City Clay Guild, thank you for your support.
Collar City Clay Guild President
- Meagan Smith
- Flo Gillen
- CARLOS CHEEK
- Judy Rancourt
- Arlene Wojtowicz