Empty Bowls Events Fuel Solutions to Hunger

You can help feed hungry neighbors and take home a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted bowl.

Last year, more than 22,000 people in Maricopa County were homeless. Two million people in Arizona don’t have enough food to eat. Nearly 30 percent of our neighbors live on a paycheck that barely covers rent and the basic necessities of life.

To highlight solutions to hunger and poverty, Mesa Community College will host the annual Empty Bowls events in conjunction with World Food Day.

Participants can choose a unique, handcrafted bowl and dine on a simple meal of bread, soup and water in exchange for a $10 donation. This meal symbolically represents the caloric intake that sustains many around the world for an entire day.

All proceeds will directly benefit Paz de Cristo Community Center which provides more than 50,000 meals each month to neighbors battling hunger, poverty and homelessness.

Silent auctions featuring ceramic work by some of the Valley’s most talented artists will be held at both mid-day events. Please join us!

10 am – 3 pm and 5 – 8 pm, Wednesday, October 17
Southern & Dobson Campus
1833 W. Southern Ave, Mesa

10 am – 3 pm and 5 – 8 pm, Wednesday, October 24
Red Mountain Campus, October 24
7110 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa