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Empty Bowls Event Helps Those in Need

The Dearborn Public Schools Art department is hosting the 26th annual Empty Bowls meal on Monday, Nov. 20, 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.


“This is our 26th annual Empty Bowls dinner.  The art department is very proud of this event and the thousands of dollars we have raised over the years to help those in need,” said Dearborn Public Schools Art Resource Teacher Susan Briggs. “I’d like to thank students who make the bowls and both current and retired Dearborn teachers for all of their help and hard work to make Empty Bowls so successful.”


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, Sattva Yoga Center, Blick, Motawi Tileworks, Rovin Ceramic and Star Bakery of Oak Park.


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 – November 2017