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GMFB's Annual Empty Bowl Lunch

GMFB's Annual Empty Bowl Lunch

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Georgia Mountain Food Bank's Annual Empty Bowl Lunch is our signature fundraising event where community members can enjoy a great lunch while supporting a tremendous cause. The event includes several meal options donated by our corporate sponsors, a silent auction, and a presentation on the impact that GMFB is making in our community.  Along with a tasty lunch, guests will take home a hand-painted bowl as a thank you, and as a reminder of GMFB's goal to eliminate empty bowls and empty stomachs in our communities. These beautiful and unique bowls are made available through community donations. The money raised at Empty Bowl supports the food bank's programs throughout the year.

For more information about sponsorship levels, click on the PDFs at the bottom of the page.

Drop-in and join us for a true power lunch!

GMFB's Annual Empty Bowl Lunch
WHEN:  Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
                     11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m (drop-in)
WHERE:  First Baptist Church Gainesville – Banquet Hall

Event ticket donations start at $25.00
To order tickets, call 770-534-4111 or email

How Can You Help?

Reserve Tickets
A minimum of a $25 Empty Bowl ticket donation provides a delicious lunch and a painted bowl to take home as a momento of our mission. Every ticket donation helps, especially since $25 supplies over 100 meals through GMFB! To reserve tickets, call 770-534-4111 or email

Buy Tables
GMFB is selling group rate tickets so you or your business can reserve a table to invite friends to attend the event and learn more about our cause. Each table will be reserved with either yours or your business' name, so you can easily find your seats. To buy a group table, call 770-534-4111 or email

Be a Sponsor 
GMFB's mission would not be possible without impactful sponsorships. Empty Bowl sponsors' donations will be used throughout the year to help support our many programs that aim to eliminate hunger in our community. Click on the PDFs at the bottom of this page to learn more about sponsorship levels and how to register. 

Donate/Paint a Bowl
GMFB is partnering again this year with Interactive Neighborhood for Kids (INK) to bring in donations of bowls for the event. INK has a pottery studio on site where a bowl can be painted and donated to the Empty Bowl for as little as $8. INK is located at 999 Chestnut Street, Gainesville, Georgia. For more information, contact INK at 770-536-1900.

Donate Art and Pottery for the Silent Auction
We are reaching out to artists in north Georgia to specifically participate by donating their hand-made or hand-painted pottery or pieces for a silent auction for the event. To find out more information, call 770-534-4111 or email