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Empty Bowls 2023 was a great success! Thanks to the tremendous support, we have $30,000 to grant to organizations in our community that help feed hungry children and families.

Enjoy this short video of the event created by Gig Harbor Peninsula FISH food bank volunteer  Kathy Cummings. FISH is a past beneficiary of Empty Bowls.


Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to raise both money and awareness in the fight to end hunger.  In Gig Harbor, this is an annual event organized by the Altrusa Club and Foundation of Gig Harbor to raise funds for feeding children and families in our community who may otherwise experience hunger.

Altrusa Foundation Gig Harbor grants funds from Empty Bowls proceeds to local organizations who help feed hungry children and families within our school district boundaries.

Here is how Empty Bowls works:  Purchase a handmade bowl by a local artist and enjoy a simple meal of delicious soup donated by one of our premier Gig Harbor restaurants. Take your bowl home as a reminder of the empty bowls in our community.

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