GMFB's Annual Empty Bowl Lunch

Event Information

We are proud to announce our 2017 presenting sponsor, Homestar Financial.  Because of their generous support, our event is off to a tremendous start.  It is not too early to reserve your spot today.

Georgia Mountain Food Bank’s Annual Empty Bowl Lunch is a fundraising event where community members can enjoy a great lunch while supporting our cause. The event includes several meal options donated by our corporate sponsors, a silent auction, and a presentation regarding the impact that GMFB is making across North Georgia. Along with a tasty lunch, guests will take home a hand-painted bowl as a thank you, and as a reminder of our 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 the Empty Bowl Lunch supports our programs throughout the year.

WHAT: Annual Empty Bowl Lunch

WHEN: September 26, 2017
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m

WHERE: First Baptist Church Gainesville – Banquet Hall

How You Can Help

Reserve Tickets
A $30 donation provides a delicious lunch and a painted bowl to take home as a memento of our event. Every donation helps, especially since $30 allows us to provide more than 150 meals to those in need across our service area! To buy an individual ticket or make a donation, please call 770-534-4111 or use our online form.

Buy a Table
We want you and your business to have the opportunity to reserve a table at our lunch, to invite friends to attend the event with you, and to learn more about our cause. Each table of eight will be reserved with your name (or that of your business), so that you can easily find your seats.

Be a Sponsor
Fulfilling our mission would not be possible without impactful sponsors. Empty Bowl sponsor donations will be used throughout the year to help support our many programs that aim to eliminate hunger in our community.

Donate / Paint a Bowl
Each attendee of our Empty Bowl Lunch will receive a hand painted bowl, to remind them of the empty bowls still left to fill in our five county service area. For more information about hosting a bowl painting party, please contact Phil or see the flyer below.

2016 'Til No One is Hungry Sponsors

2016 Pottery of Hope Sponsors

Wells Fargo Advisors

Mincey Marble


2016 Serving Together Sponsors

Kiwanis Club of Gainesville

Roy C. Moore Foundation

United Community Bank

Milton Martin Honda


Fieldale Farms

Jim Mathis Family Fund

Anonymous gift through the North Georgia Community Foundation

Donate Today

At Georgia Mountain Food Bank every dollar makes a difference. In fact, for every dollar donated we can provide five meals to those in need. Extend your impact by partnering with us.