Get Your Organization Involved!

Empty Bowl 2013

A great cause.
A good meal.
A gift for you.

Donate Bowls


Make Bowls

The bowl itself is perhaps the most important aspect of the dinner: the act of making the bowls raises awareness for hunger and homelessness among those molding them with their own hands, but also among those keeping the bowls following the dinner. Bowls are donated by a variety of individuals and groups, which include:
  • School students
  • Camps
  • Art programs and centers
  • University classes
  • Daycares
  • Potters and ceramics shops
  • Senior centers and living communities
  • Religious groups and organizations
  • Individual artisans
The ceramic bowls are handcrafted, kiln-fired, glazed, and fired again. If your organization does not have a kiln, a number of art centers in the area can supply your bowl-making needs, including materials, as well as a location to make and fire bowls.

Donate Dinner

With an anticipated 900 attendees, we are in need of contributions of homemade soups, breads, and desserts! The delicious culinary donations are provided by a variety of local businesses and individuals. We ask that soup donations come in a minimum of 5-gallon quantities.

Give Credit

Each bowl is a work of art! After the bowls are donated, Arcadia University students and staff wash and label each bowl, so its keeper will know where their special gift came from. All donated soups, breads, and desserts are labeled--acknowledging their artisans. Additionally, we provide an information table for any advertising brochures you would like to provide for attendees.

Attend the Event

We welcome you attend the dinner! You can:
  • See your donations at work
  • Have dinner in Grey Towers Castle, a national landmark
  • Learn about the organizations we support
Enjoying Dinner

We hope you and your organization will help support this great event! Visit our Community Service Office webpage to find out more information about our other events and service opportunities! See you on November 18th!

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Contact Us

Dilworth Hall

Mailing Address:
Arcadia University
Community Service
450 S. Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038

Phone: 215-572-4000