17th Annual Empty Bowl Supper
To all of the volunteers, supporters and donors who helped make this the most successful event in Project ECHO history we want to extend our most sincere thank you. It practically takes a small village to organize an Empty Bowl Supper and Silent Auction for more than 500 guests and we believe our village stepped up and did an amazing job. Thank you to the churches, businesses, individuals, and organizations who placed ads in the program booklet and donated items for the auction. Thank you crafters and artisans for the beautiful pieces you made for us. Thank you chefs, bakers, cooks and kitchen hands for whipping up so much delicious food. Thank you to the volunteers who pulled it all together. Thank you community members who purchased tickets and came out to enjoy this event with us. We are grateful for each and every one of you!
Restaurants and food donors:
Bob Evans, Bowen’s Grocery, Dreamweaver Cafe, Heavenly Chicken & Ribs, Herrington on the Bay, Hooters, JT’s Kitchen, Ledos of Prince Frederick, Maryland Country Caterers, Panera Bread, Pizza Oven, Rod-n-Reel, Ruby Tuesday, Stoney’s Seafood and Sweet Sue’s Bake Shop.
Last but certainly not least, we’d like to recognize our gracious host who always goes above and beyond for Project ECHO: Saint John Vianney
Thank you once more to all of our kind and generous supporters. Your contributions enable us to provide shelter, food and support to homeless and often voiceless members of our community. On their behalf, we thank you.
What’s an Empty Bowl Supper?
Empty Bowl Suppers are a national movement that began several years ago, in California, by artisans who wanted to raise money for their local homeless shelter. They put together a soup supper complete with food donated by local restaurants. The meal was included with the purchase of a handmade artisan bowl and then all proceeds were donated to their local shelter.
Project ECHO’s Empty Bowl Supper also includes local food, local artists, live entertainment, a silent auction, a live auction, a raffle, and much, much more. This has become an annual community event and we can’t wait to show you what we have in store for you this year!
16th Annual Empty Bowl Supper
Our 16th annual Empty Bowl Supper was a remarkable success thanks to you, our faithful supporters. We would like to give thanks and recognition to our sponsors: HELP Association Inc., Community Bank of the Chesapeake, Calvert Memorial Hospital and Tidewater Dental. We would also like to thank the dozens of local businesses and organizations that placed ads in the Program Book, donated items for the Silent Auction and prepared food for the Supper. We are so appreciative of our local artisans who made over 400 bowls and we give thanks to our gracious host, Saint John Vianney Catholic Church. Last but not least, we want to thank every community member who joined us for this very special event. We don’t have adequate words to express our gratitude for all of your generous contributions to this event. Thank you all for your unwavering support of Project ECHO.
The 16th annual Empty Bowl Supper will be held on April 2nd, 2016 at St. John Vianney in Prince Frederick. Once again we are asking you to advertise in the event program, to make a donation to our silent auction, or to make a general contribution to our shelter. The need for the services that Project ECHO provides continues to increase as the county continues to grow. We therefore beg you to be as generous as you can when considering a donation to the Empty Bowl Supper this year.
15th Annual Empty Bowl Supper
Project ECHO is proud to celebrate 15 years of Empty Bowls! The 15th Annual Empty Bowl Supper is scheduled for Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at The St. John Vianney Family Life Center.
With over 100 gallons of fine soups, bread, salads, and other hearty appetizers, we are guaranteed to serve over 500 in our happy community. Tickets are $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door. Attendees choose their own hand crafted bowl, enjoy a great meal, quality entertainment and of course even better fellowship as they browse the Silent Auction. Thus far, the donations are GREAT! We always enjoy the anticipation of what will trickle in towards the end…
Some of the items in this year’s auction consist of four, One-Day Park Hopper Day Passes to the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom, an autographed Oriole’s baseball by Tommy Hunter, autographed Eric Fehr Washington Capitals Game Puck, numerous ski trips, tickets to a blue crabs game, tickets to enjoy at The Baseball Hall of Fame, and tickets to The Hershey Story Museum. Other traditional and most enjoyed items include those from our local artists who donate lovely hand crafted pottery, jewelry and painted art work.
All items from the silent auction, to the food, entertainment, and the bowls are all donated. Hence, 100% of the proceeds benefit the shelter. We only have the dedicated volunteers, donors and of course our biggest fan club, the community to thank for its success.