Empty Bowls 2022


 The Franklin High School Empty Bowls Club will again host an Empty Bowls dinner to benefit the Franklin Food Pantry on Thursday May 19. The event will take place at Franklin High School in the cafeteria from 6 to 8 pm. The club partners with the Franklin Food Pantry to create hand-made empty bowls to give to attendees as a reminder of the many “empty bowls” that exist in the lives of those who experience hunger.  

The event will feature a traditional soup and bread dinner, ceramic bowls to take home that the students have made, an online and in-person art auction, and a giving wall.  Attendees can purchase tickets online until noon on Thursday, May 19.  Tickets may also be purchased at the door with cash or check only.  The online auction will open on May 18 at midnight and will run through June 1. 

“After two years of smaller events, we are so excited to be able to bring back Empty Bowls in its original intent,” said Tina Powderly, executive director for the Franklin Food Pantry. “It’s a wonderful way to raise awareness about our neighbors in need while partnering with the community.  We could not run this event without the Franklin High School Empty Bowls Club and FHS Art Teacher Brenna Johnson. Brenna works tirelessly with the students to educate them about hunger in the community – awareness that they take forward in life after school – and helps them to create beautiful bowls for guests to take home.”  

Johnson said, “I love Empty Bowls and it’s one of the best things I have ever been a part of!  As a teacher, I’m so glad I can help students learn that they can make a difference in the lives of so many families with their art.” 

Thank you to all of our Empty Bowls Sponsors.

Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger and raise funds to support local pantries. The Franklin Food Pantry and the FHS Empty Bowls Club work together to support the cause locally. For more information about the event, visit www.franklinfoodpantry.org or call 508-528-3115. To sponsor the event please visit here.  The Empty Bowls Club has been generously supported by the Franklin Cultural Council.