An Empty Bowls Thank You


More than 600 handcrafted ceramic bowls were fired and custom glazed by students from the UCF School of Visual Arts and Design in support of Empty Bowls Central Florida, held on Oct. 9, 2019 at UCF. Attendees selected their bowl, selected a soup and enjoyed convivial conversation with friends and colleagues. Proceeds of the event totaling $2,940 were split between Knights Helping Knights Pantry at UCF and United Global Outreach, two organizations that support UCF students and the local community.
We want to give a special thank you to everyone who supported this incredible event! Make sure to lookout for the Empty Bowls Central Florida 2020!


About Empty Bowls


Empty Bowls is an international grass-roots project to fight hunger, personalized by artists and art organizations on a community level. Founded by Lisa Blackburn and art teacher John Hartom in 1990-91 when they joined a drive to raise charitable funds in Hatrom’s Michigan community. The idea was to organize a charitable event to give artists and art students a way to make a personal difference. Hartom’s students made ceramic bowls in their high school art classes. The finished products were then used as serving pieces for a fund-raising meal of soup and bread. Contributing guests kept the empty bowl. During the next year, Hartom and other participants developed this concept into the Empty Bowls project. The Imagine/RENDER Group, a 501(c)3 organization, was created to promote the project.