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Empty Bowls Dearborn 2016

The Dearborn Public Schools Art department is hosting the 25th annual Empty Bowls meal on Monday, November 21, from 4-6:30 p.m. at Park Place Banquet Hall, 23400 Park Street, Dearborn, MI 48124.

For a suggested $5 donation, guests who attend this family-friendly dinner will receive a one-of-a-kind handmade bowl and enjoy a serving of tasty soup and bread. The bowls are made by students in kindergarten through high school who attend Dearborn Public Schools.

Donations will support Gleaners Food Bank and Blessings in a Backpack, local charities that help feed the hungry. Guests can take their bowls home as a reminder of all those who go hungry each day.

A variety of soups will be available, including vegetarian and gluten free, at this simple meal of soup and bread to fight hunger. A tin can raffle also will be held.

No reservations are required, but those who arrive early will get first choice from all of the unique bowls made and donated by students and teachers in the Dearborn Public Schools.

“With the 25th anniversary of Empty Bowls, we celebrate that our event has generated thousands and thousands of dollars to help our community,” noted Dearborn Public Schools Art Resource Teacher Susan Briggs. “This amazingly successful and fun event is possible because of hard work by many Dearborn Art teachers and Dearborn students.”

The annual Empty Bowls charity event is hosted by the Dearborn Public Schools Art Department and Park Place Banquets & Catering with support from Starbucks of west Dearborn and Star Bakery of Oak Park.

“The Dearborn Art Department appreciates our sponsors and everyone who attends Empty Bowls for their generous support to the Dearborn Art Department. Special thanks to Wendy Sample, retired art teacher; and Art Teachers Dail Russell and Nicole Reynaert for being the main organizers for Empty Bowls,” Briggs added.

For more information about the Empty Bowls event, contact Dearborn Public Schools Art Resource Teacher Susan Briggs, at 313-580-0960 or


Empty Bowls Dearborn 2016