Empty Bowls - Mason OH
The Empty Bowls Project began more than 25 years ago as a local fundraiser in Michigan. Since then, Empty Bowls has grown into an international, grassroots effort to combat hunger and food insecurity, with thousands of events hosted each year.
Our first two Mason Empty Bowls events raised more than $16,000 to help fight hunger and food insecurity among Warren County residents. Proceeds from the 2017 event will be split between the Kings Local Food Pantry and the St. Susanna Schuh Center Food Pantry. Together, the two food pantries help feed at least 800 households per month in the Kings, Mason, Lebanon and Lakota local school districts.
HOW IT WORKS
In exchange for a cash donation (in this case, the price of your ticket), you receive a simple lunch of soup, bread, dessert and beverage and your choice of a handcrafted bowl. By being a part of Mason Empty Bowls, you also will be helping in the fight to alleviate food insecurity in the Mason and Little Miami School Districts.
Bring your online payment receipt or ticket to the Mason Grange Hall during your scheduled seating time and choose your favorite bowl from the hundreds that local potters, artisans and students have created and donated.
Then you will head downstairs to the Grange Hall dining room, where you can decide which of the many soups prepared and donated by area chefs you want to try. Complete your meal with some bread, a dessert and a beverage.
The handcrafted bowl is yours to take home to remind you of all the empty bowls that need to be filled.
The 2017 event also features a Silent Auction of items donated by area businesses and artists and a "Buy It Now" table, where guests can find some great values in handmade pottery.
Unless otherwise marked, all of the ceramic bowls are food and oven safe. Please feel free to ask one of our bowl attendants if you have questions.
Mason Community Grange No. 1680 has been supporting the Mason community and area farmers since 1908. It is the local chapter of The National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, the oldest farm advocacy group in the United States.
The modern Grange is open to anyone who supports agriculture and believes in working together to make our communities better places in which to live. That's why it seemed natural for Grange members to host an event that helps put food on the tables of local residents who otherwise would go without.
Mason Grange members reside in communities throughout Warren County, meeting the second Wednesday of every month at the Grange Hall in Mason. Mason Empty Bowls is one of several local and state community service projects that the Mason Grange actively supports each year.
Interested in becoming a member? Contact the Mason Grange using the form on our Contact page.