​​​Thank you! 
To everyone who helped make Empty Bowls 2017 a huge success!

-Gettysburg College Art & Art History Department

-Center for Public Service at Gettysburg College

-South Central Community Action Programs, Inc.

Ceramic Bowl Donors:

-Gettysburg College Ceramics Club

-Under The Horizon Pottery and Arts Studio
-Plum Creek Pottery
Dancing Pig Pottery
The Lion Potter

-Adams County Arts Council 

- Starr Pottery & Bronze

-Iron Blue Gully
-Littlestown Area High School Mudslingers Club

-Gettysburg Area High School Mudslingers Club
-Fairfield National Art Honor Society

-Pat Verderosa

-Jack Handshaw

-Emily Hayes

Soup, Bread, and Beverage Donors:


- The Mill
Fidler & Co. Craft Kitchen

The Garryowen Irish Pub

- Appalachian Brewing Company

- C & D Bar and Grill

- Grace Peña

One Lincoln Food & Spirits
Sccap Cafe

Food 101

- The Farmstead Butcher

- The Parrot

The Ugly Mug Cafe

- The Ragged Edge II

- Frontier Bar.B.Q

- Traci Lochbaum​


​- Bakewell Farm

- McGrath's Bakehouse 


- Three Springs Fruit Farm

- Apple Valley Creamery

- Hollabaugh Bros. Inc. 

AND... ​The MANY volunteers who helped make the event possible. 

What is Empty Bowls?

Empty Bowls is an international grassroots movement and fundraiser that aims to: 

  • RAISE AWARENESS about hunger related issues
  • RAISE MONEY for hunger related organizations​
  • ADVOCATE for community involvement

Artists donate bowls and restaurants donate food for a simple community meal. In exchange for a suggested donation, guests choose a bowl to eat out of and to take home as a reminder of those whose bowls remain empty.​

What can I expect on Saturday April 22nd?

A family friendly community dinner:

Empty Bowls 2017 reflects The Gleaning Project's philosophy of connecting our community, reducing waste, and feeding families. Just like the old story of Stone Soup, we believe that when everyone contributes a little something, we can achieve the impossible. Local restaurants provide food, artists provide ceramic bowls, volunteers provide everything from crock pots to tablecloths, and you provide good conversation and a good time! 

A beautiful handmade ceramic bowl:

Dozens of local artists have been hard at work creating gorgeous bowls for you to choose from! Select your favorite bowl, and take it home with you at the end of the evening to remember those whose bowls remain empty in our community. 

A delicious soup and bread dinner:

More than 20 local restaurants and bakeries are donating a variety of delicious breads and soups for you to try. In line with The Gleaning Project's philosophy, we encourage you to taste as much as you'd like, but to be mindful of others. When the soup runs out, the soup runs out!

Live music:

Local artist, Ethan Larsh will be playing an eclectic mix of old and new pop tunes, along with some catchy original songs.

All this for a suggested donation of $20!

All proceeds benefit The Gleaning Project's efforts to reduce food loss on farms and provide free, fresh, local produce to folks experiencing food insecurity. ​If you're in need of a free meal, we encourage you to join us. If you're able to make a larger donation, we greatly appreciate it!​​ This year, is more important than ever with the risk of significant federal budget cuts to community action programming. Donations are cash or check only. There is an ATM in the CUB building of Gettysburg College. 

Don't miss...

The Gleaning Project's 4th Annual 
​Spring Empty Bowls

Community Dinner & Fundraiser
​Saturday April 22nd, 2017 | 5pm-7pm

@ Gettysburg College's Plank Gymnasium

$20 suggested donation at the door, cash or check only

How can I get involved?

We need TONS of volunteers to help make this event a success!

  • ​Hang event posters in your community
  • Lend us a crock pot
  • Pick up and deliver soup or bowls from local restaurants and artists
  • Set up and decorate the event space
  • Serve soup, bread, or beverages
  • Clean up after the event

Sign up to volunteer HERE: 

or email thegleaningproject@gmail.com

Are you an artist or restaurant interested in donating bowls, soup, bread, or beverages? 
Contact Bridget Schell:


​717-334-7634 ext. 162​

Where is Plank Gymnasium?

*Click here for a map of Gettysburg College​*

Handicapped parking is available in Masters Lot. 
​Street parking is available on West Lincoln Ave.

Additional parking is in Musselman parking lot, stadium lot west, and constitution parking lot.
If you are able to walk from the further lots, please be respectful of those who would benefit from parking in Masters lot.​

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