More Than A Fundraiser
Since 2011, Empty Bowls has been the primary fundraising event for Soup or Socks. But Empty Bowls is more than a fundraiser. It helps raise awareness about hunger in our community by reminding participants that “somewhere, someone’s bowl is empty.”
Empty Bowls has brought people together from all over our community to create bowls, donate soup, or volunteer at the event. It has also enlightened all who attend through education about community needs and how Soup or Socks provides assistance.
The first Marshfield Area Empty Bowls event to benefit SOS was held in February 2012. Since then, Empty Bowls has raised almost $100,000 to help cover costs at Soup or Socks.
How Empty Bowls Comes Together:
Artists and students create beautiful bowls for the event. Members of the committee make presentations to the students and share results so they can see how their efforts make a difference. Hotel Marshfield is our venue, and we appreciate their generous support of our event. Soups are donated by area restaurants and raffle prizes are created and donated by individuals, groups, and businesses. And it all comes together for a fun-filled, jam-packed three hours on the second Saturday in March.