What is Empty Bowls?

Empty Bowls is community event aimed at raising awareness about food insecurity and fighting hunger.

Join us for a pottery workshop, where you'll create or glaze your own personalized soup bowl. Then attend our Empty Bowls dinner on Tuesday, April 30th to pick up your bowl and enjoy a community meal and local entertainment.

Cost: $10 (includes optional pottery workshops, handmade bowl, meal of soup & bread, and dinner entertainment)

For details about pottery workshops and Empty Bowls Dinner, click here.

History of Empty Bowls

Stonington Empty Bowls is based on an a project idea born in 1990 by John Hartom and his high school students in Bloomfield Hills, MI, as a way to support a food drive. Now, schools and communities all around the nation host Empty Bowls events to raise awareness about local and global food insecurity. One hundred percent of the proceeds from Stonington Empty Bowls will be donated to food banks.

Stonington Empty Bowls is a collaborative effort between several SHS groups:

Interact Club

Pottery program

Helping Hands

Graphic Design Program


TLC Program

Cooking Program