Empty Bowls




About Empty Bowls

Empty Bowls is a grassroots movement by artists and crafts people in cities and towns around the world to raise money for food related charities to care for and feed the hungry in their communities. 

Empty Bowls supports food-related charitable organizations around the world, and has raised millions of dollars to help end hunger. 

Think Globally – This Empty Bowls website is dedicated to all the Empty Bowls events around the world to unite for the purpose of sharing our culture, to end hunger and caring for one another. To Live Generously.

The heart of the world is touched by Linda Blackburn and  John Hartom when their ceramics class made some bowls, added soup, then sent the bowls home as a reminder of all the people that are hungry in the world.

Please do post and share event information online.  #EmptyBowls  In recognition of all the events around the world and the richness of the cultures we share.

Empty Bowls is recognized world wide for the contributions to local food related charities with in your community.  Changing the World by Sharing, caring and touching the hearts of people in your community.

Need your help.  1000 Bowls

I would like to collect bowls from all over the world. Pictures are fine.  Each submitted bowl will be photo graphed then featured online and in a book (when we have 50 or more) with the Empty Bowls event bio. The Bio can contain an event logo, story about the event and statement, the inspiration for community service, story of the bowl, photos of the lives and people touched, event sponsors, how the bowl is used and a picture of food that is served.  All submitted bowls will be used and auctioned off with the next Empty Bowls event.  Proceeds from the book will go to local food bank.

The 1000 bowls is an ongoing project.  Big task!!   Collecting bowls over time as they come in.   Gives my life purpose.   Pictures or bowls are appreciated!   Pictures of the Favorite bowls from the event?  I really appreciate your insights.

Send a Bowl

Please send a bowl (Pictures are fine) to be featured on the Empty Bowls site. My address is listed down on the bottom of the page. In exchange for the bowl I’ll also send you a free Empty Bowls stamp and a “I am EB” button from www.claystamps.com.

Act Locally –  Google “Empty Bowls” to find the Empty bowls event in your area. 

Start an Empty Bowls Event in your Community!

Touch the heart of your world by making a bowl.

We Need Bowls!

Call for Artists – Every Empty Bowls event needs bowls.   Google “Empty Bowls” in your area!

Post your event information!

Send me a note here (leroy@emptybowls.com). I’ll put you up on the map.  Share on social media  #emptybowls 

Be Free – Be Fearless

Think Globally – Act Locally



Let us know you’re holding a event by signing up on our website. We’ll add you to our map.   Be the difference in your community.

Have fun

Hold your event.  Donate the profits to the local food related charity of your choice.

Share your success.

Let us know about your success. Need more pictures here for the gallery.  Share a link and tag your event #emptybowls online with FB, Twitter and Instagram.

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8518 de Moss Drive
Houston TX 77036


LeRoy Grubbs

Email Address


Changing the world

Feeding people
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Changing the world. Empty Bowls is supported by people like you! You are the one that can be the supper hero by the simplest gesture and act of kindness. Reach out, touch the heart of the world around you, be the difference. YOU are a Rockstar!!

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