This simple soup supper is bringing the community together each February to bring awareness to the 1 in 6 individuals in Grayson County who are food insecure. Creatively hosting a fundraiser during a pandemic was a challenge but GCA was thrilled that the 4th Annual Empty Bowls (2021) was a huge success raising $4,400 for the food pantry representing 11,000 meals for local families. For the first time bowls were sold online, the Larry Elmore dragon bowl was auctioned on Facebook, local restaurants hosted donation jars. We appreciate the individuals and businesses that sponsored the event. 100% of proceeds stay in Grayson County helping our friends and neighbors!
In 2022 we plan to return to an in person soup supper, painting parties, and table sponsors.
Paint parties provide hundreds of bowls to sell. Community partners sponsor a table at the event to show their support for the GCA Food Pantry. We are looking forward to paint parties returning for 2022!
Every meal purchased for $25 includes a beautiful hand crafted bowl and delicious soup donated by a local restaurant. We hope that in 2022 we will be gathering for another wonderful supper together!