This year's Empty Bowls dinner will be on Friday, April 19th, 2013. It will be held from 5:00 - 7:30 PM in the cafeteria at the Rondout Valley High School in Accord, NY (on Kyserike Road, 1/4 mile off Route 209).
Empty Bowls is an annual benefit dinner held in Accord, New York. Empty Bowls raises money for starving families throughout the Hudson Valley. At Empty Bowls, for $15 you can purchase a ceramic bowl made by local Rondout Valley High School students and professional artists. Once purchased, you can choose from a wide variety of soups and ice creams to fill your bowl with. All soups, ice creams, breads, and beverages are generously donated by local businesses throughout Ulster County. In past years Empty Bowls has managed to raise over ten thousand dollars!
Proceeds will be given to four local food pantries. The pantries being sponsored this year are the Rondout Valley, Rosendale, Rochester, and ARCS of Kingston Food Pantries. It is with the aid of these pantries that many families throughout Ulster County are able to experience the gift of food, a gift that many of us often take for granted.