Empty Bowls

Soup servers.

The Giving Circle of HOPE has welcomed hundreds of guests to its annual evening to raise awareness of food insecurity and to raise funds for one of our nonprofit partners, Food for Others. We coordinate with sponsors and donors to provide handcrafted pottery bowls, delicious soups, breads, and desserts along with entertainment, education, and advocacy in a festive atmosphere.

When: April 20, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.   WhereFloris United Methodist Church 13600 Frying Pan Road in Herndon

Tickets: $25 for adults | $15 for children age 12 and younger. Tickets for adults purchased at the door will be $30.
Buy tickets online OR by check made to Food for Others and mailed to The Giving Circle of HOPE at PO Box 8832, Reston, VA 20195.

Additional pottery pieces are available for purchase at the event.

Sponsors and Donors

Please consider being an Empty Bowls’ sponsor or donor. All contributions, large and small, are greatly appreciated and 100% will go directly to Food for Others to help fight hunger. In return, you will be recognized on our website, in our event program, and on social media. See available sponsor and donor levels..

Thank you to 2017’s sponsors and donors!


More hands make lighter work and a more fun evening for all. One of these volunteer opportunities may be just right for you! Help is needed with soup pickup from restaurants, kitchen team, greeters, soup servers, display tables for selection of bowls, clean up, and more.

Food Basket Centerpieces

These baskets are used as decorations on the tables and stage during Empty Bowls. Afterwards, the food is donated to Food for Others.


Email us at emptybowls@givingcircleofhope.org.

Moments from Empty Bowls 2017

Photos by Michael Katz