Empty Bowl 2021

Dates and ticket info coming soon!

Empty Bowl will return in 2021 with an exciting new format.

In the past, Empty Bowl was a large gathering of several hundred people. Local artists made and donated beautiful bowls for the event. Guests redeemed their tickets for a bowl of their choice and filled it with soup donated by local restaurants and community groups. Event supporters kept their bowl forever as a reminder of how important a single serving of simple sustenance is for someone who is homeless and hungry.

To increase safety this year, we are moving Empty Bowl into our restaurant community. There will be a list of participating restaurants and their featured dishes. Food offerings will vary by restaurant. Patrons with a ticket will visit their selected restaurant to receive a meal served in an artisan bowl. Since restaurants are donating food for this event, patrons are encouraged to purchase additional menu items while on the premises. Empty Bowl will be hosted throughout the month of September and an different restaurants will be showcased each week, allowing you to support multiple restaurants, increase your contribution to Hospitality House, and acquire an impressive collection of artisan bowls.

Empty Bowl dates will be announced soon – please check back! 

Restaurants have been hard hit by the pandemic, along with the greater community. With more people falling into homelessness, coupled with the ongoing challenges surrounding homelessness in general, the full price of your Empty Bowl ticket goes to Hospitality House and will provide food, shelter and services to homeless individuals in Nevada County. When you redeem your ticket, your purchase of additional food supports your favorite or newly discovered restaurant. Show local artists that their work is making a difference by keeping one or more beautifully created bowls and unite as a community to help local restaurants and individuals in need.

Tickets are not yet available for purchase. Additional information will be coming soon.

We are currently encouraging restaurants to partner with Hospitality House for this event. Are you a restaurant or business owner looking to participate? Please call Kindy McCullough at (530) 575-2027 or email Kindy at kmccullough@hhshelter.org for info. Please contact Kindy to be become a featured sponsor of the event, too!

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