The annual Empty Bowls is a simple community meal of bread and soup to help remind people of the one in seven residents of Allegheny County who are facing hunger.
This marks the 20th year that Just Harvest and Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank will cohost the event. Funds raised will benefit both organizations equally.
Pittsburgh’s Empty Bowls typically draws more than 1,500 people and in its past 19 years has raised more than $500,000 to fight hunger locally in our communities.
The dinner features soup cooked by some of Pittsburgh’s top restaurants, and this year Executive Chef Bill Fuller of Big Burrito will be dishing up an exclusive 20th Anniversary soup for the occasion. Local personality soup servers, a silent auction of ceramic art and celebrity-autographed bowls, live music, and soup-to-go are part of the festivities. This year the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh will also provide children’s activities.
Each ticket-holder gets to choose a beautiful handmade bowl to take home. Tickets are $22 and will be available at the door or for advance purchase (below).