18th ANNUAL EMPTY BOWLS NAPLES EVENT
Empty Bowls Naples Pottery Studio Campaign
Help us establish our new Pottery Studio
Clay More Ceramics, who has kindly housed the Empty Bowls kiln for many years, needs the space we’ve been occupying in their studio. After much searching, we have found a rental space which meets our needs - 6300 Janes Lane, Unit 3. The space is located close to our existing operations at the Meals of Hope warehouse. Our vision is to create an Empty Bowls Pottery Studio for our kiln and provide a place for potters to throw bowls and other ceramic pieces for our annual January event. The new space will not replace our existing space at the Meals of Hope warehouse.
We need your help. We initiated the Empty Bowls Naples Pottery Studio Campaign to raise the necessary funding to get the pottery studio up and running. Time is of the essence! Until our kiln is back in operation, production of bowls and other ceramic pieces needed for the annual January event will come to a halt. Your generous donation will help us cover the build-out expenses incurred preparing the space. We estimate the price tag for transforming the space into a pottery production studio to be $20,000.
EBN celebrates its 2023 Grant Recipients
Empty Bowls Naples Inc. distributed $185,000 in grants to twelve local organizations supporting the Empty Bowls mission to "eliminate hunger in our communities ONE BOWL at a time". Funding for the Empty Bowls Naples Inc. Grant Program comes from the net proceeds of the annual Empty Bowls Naples Event held in Cambier Park each January and additional fundraising activities throughout the year.
It is with great pleasure and pride that we announce our 2023 Empty Bowls Naples Inc. grant recipients. These organizations range in size from small to large and together help address the food insecurities of children, elderly, disabled, low-income individuals and families, and unemployed populations in our communities.
2023 Empty Bowl Naples Grant Recipients
- Baker Senior Center Naples
- Child’s Path
- Community Cooperative, Inc.
- Feed Thy Neighbor, Inc.
- Meals of Hope
- Midwest Food Bank Florida
- NAMI Collier County, Inc.
- New Hope Ministries
- Our Daily Bread Food Pantry Incorporated
- Matthew’s House
- The Shelter for Abused Women & Children
- Youth Haven, Inc.
Empty Bowls Naples Inc. thanks all the generous individuals and organizations that made our fundraising events such a success. It was a group effort reflecting the many hours of tireless work on behalf of our artists, potters, sponsors, soup donors and volunteers. The Empty Bowls Naples Inc. Grant Program would not exist without our community support.
Thank you for your dedication to feeding our neighbors in need!
One Bowl at a Time
The "Empty Bowls Project" is an international grassroots effort to raise both money and awareness in the fight to end hunger. The mission is to create positive and lasting change through the arts, education, and projects that build community. The basic premise is simple:
+ Potters, educators, students, and volunteers work with the community to create handcrafted bowls.
+ Local restaurants donate soup and bread to serve.
+ Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread served at Cambier Park each year.
Empty Bowls Naples is an annual fundraiser started by a group of volunteers under the leadership of Donna Torrance and her Barron Collier High School students in an effort to help fight hunger in their community.
The event benefits local organizations that provide food to those in need and allows us to offer grants to organization directly fighting hunger.