Empty Bowls

Welcome to Empty Bowls!  ~ Fighting the war against hunger,                      ______________________________________one bowl at a time ~




* This year's Empty Bowls dinner will be on Friday, April 15th, 2016. It will be held from 5:00 - 7:30 PM in the cafeteria at the Rondout Valley High School in Accord, NY (on Kyserike Road, 1/4 mile off Route 209).


Empty Bowls is an annual benefit dinner held in Accord, New York. Empty Bowls raises money for starving families throughout the Hudson Valley. At Empty Bowls you can purchase a ceramic bowl made by local Rondout Valley High School students and professional artists. Once purchased, you can choose from a wide variety of soups and ice creams to fill your bowl with. All soups, ice creams, breads, and beverages are generously donated by local businesses throughout Ulster County. In past years Empty Bowls has managed to raise over ten thousand dollars!

Proceeds will be given to four local food pantries. The pantries being sponsored this year are the Rondout Valley, Rosendale, Rochester, and HVCS of Kingston Food Pantries. It is with the aid of these pantries that many families throughout Ulster County are able to experience the gift of food, a gift that many of us often take for granted. 

Every little bit counts. Every dollar, every bowl, every person. In order to win the war against hunger we must all join the fight together. It takes an individual to make a difference; a group of people to make an impact; a community to change the world. So come and join the Empty Bowls community. United we will fight the war against hunger, one bowl at a time!