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 typically 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 receive 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.
It’s true that the pandemic has caused many events to be postponed or canceled, but the EMPTY BOWL LUNCHEON will go on. It will look much different than those in the past, but the community tradition that supports feeding the hungry in our community will continue, as the purpose is the same. Scheduled for Tuesday, September 22, 2020, this year’s Virtual Empty Bowl will bring your company’s boxed lunches provided by Performance Food Service and hand-painted bowls directly to you. As part of your sponsorship package, you will be provided with a link that will grant you access to our program beginning at 11:45 a.m. that will celebrate how we as a community continue to “Feed Hope Together”, recognize our volunteers, honor this year’s Mike Banks Reflections of the Heart recipient and as always conduct our signature live auction, where you can watch and bid with your colleagues from the comfort of your office or home.
WHAT: Annual Empty Bowl Lunch
WHEN: September 22, 2020
WHERE: Virtual Event (Link to access event program and live auction will be provided to all sponsors)
How You Can Help
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 ten 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.
Bid in the Online Auction
Place your bid on hand-painted bowls signed by local, regional and nationally recognized business leaders, athletes and entertainers. More information to come.