Empty Bowls Benefitting the North Texas Food Bank

Empty Bowls: presented by Tom Thumb

Dine out with friends or colleagues and enjoy the best lunch deal in town at Empty Bowls, benefitting the North Texas Food Bank.

Discerning diners can sample soups, breads and desserts from local restaurants and food purveyors in North Texas, plus select a handmade bowl created by an area artisan and listen to classical music by Young Strings. This year, the North Texas Food Bank is offering a VIP ticket which allows guests to choose their bowl 30 minutes prior to the event.  Some of the most premiere bowls will be available.

Friday, February 25, 2011

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

VIP at 10:30 AM

Parking:Symphony Garage parking available • Valet Available
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center • 2301 Flora St. Dallas, TX 75201

Blue Goose Blue Mesa, Bolla at the Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa, Bolsa, Boudreaux’s Cajun Kitchen, Bread Winners Café & Bakery, Celebration Market & Restaurant, Childrens Medical Center & Sodexo, Chill Bubble Tea, Dining at the Meyerson, Empire Baking Company, Freeb!rds World Burrito, Horne & Dekker, It’s a Grind Coffee, McAlister’s Deli, North Texas Food Bank Community Kitchen, Pizza Inn Inc., Royal Cup Coffee, The Place at Perry’s, Tom Thumb, Truluck’s Seafood Steak and Crab House, Wolfgang Puck Catering

What is Empty Bowls?

Empty Bowls began as a small fundraising project that has now grown into a worldwide fundraising event. In 1990, a group of Michigan high school students, along with their art teacher, began actively searching for a unique way to help end hunger. After many ideas, they settled on a fundraiser where people of all kinds would be able to enjoy a simple meal of soup and bread served in a decorative ceramic bowl. Guests of the event were asked to keep the bowl as a reminder of those who suffer from hunger. Empty Bowls events are now held all over the world and have raised millions of dollars toward the fight against hunger.

Empty Bowls is unique in that it does not have headquarters, directors, or guidelines. Each city’s event is a unique experience unmatched by any other. The Dallas chapter of Empty Bowls was started up by John Williams, potter and former owner of Trinity Ceramic Supply Inc., and his wife Darlene Williams. Thanks to the hard work of John, Darlene, and everyone involved, Empty Bowls has grown into a successful event in the heart of Dallas. Dallas’ Empty Bowls has benefitted countless North Texans in need, providing two million meals over the last eleven years!

Reserved Tables for Empty Bowls

$2,000 — Lower Level Reserved Table for 10, includes 8 general admission tickets and 2 VIP tickets

$1,000 — Upper Level Reserved Table for 10, includes 8 general admission tickets and 2 VIP tickets 
(You may also upgrade all of your reserved table tickets to VIP tickets or purchase additional tickets.)

In addition to the reserved tables for each event, they also have a $12,000 sponsorship package with great benefits or individual sponsorships or table for either event at $7,500.

For more information about reserved tables or sponsorships, contact Sayeda Mahler at Sayeda@ntfb.org or 214.347.9579