Filling up an Empty Bowl: A Benefit for Hospitality House |

Filling up an Empty Bowl: A Benefit for Hospitality House

Laura Mahaffy
Multimedia Reporter
Volunteers David and Carole Morris serve soup during the 10th Annual Empty Bowl, a benefit for Hospitality House, at Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley Saturday afternoon.
Laura Mahaffy/ | The Union

It starts with empty bowls and ends with full tummies and smiling faces. A benefit for Hospitality House, Empty Bowl, provides a homemade bowl and a meal for all who participate.

“The Empty Bowl helps raise funds to help operate Utah’s Place, but more importantly each bowl serves as a reminder of those who face hunger every day,” Cofounder and Executive Director of Hospitality House Cindy Maple said.

Maple said Utah’s Place and Hospitality House served more than 57,000 meals last year. When Hospitality House opened in 2005, Empty Bowl began as well. For $25, participants choose a homemade bowl donated by local artisans and receive a meal of soup and bread with over 15 types of soups to choose from. Soups are provided by local restaurants and culinary students. The Empty Bowl served about 700 meals in one day with two seatings-lunch and dinner.

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