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Empty Bowl 2019

9th Annual Empty Bowl

Thank you to all our sponsors, attendees, vendors, bowl sponsors, opportunity basket donors and the Empty Bowl committee for helping us create a great event. We raised over $25,000 and couldn’t have done it without all your support!


Empty Bowl’s  basic premise is simple: independent potters, arts associations and other groups within the community create handcrafted ceramic bowls. Guests who purchase Adult tickets to a simple meal of soup, bread and dessert donated by area restaurants and they take their selected bowl home with them as a symbol of the hunger and uncertainty homeless families face daily.

This years event will highlight key contributors to Family Promise.

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2019 Empty Bowl Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Glendale First United Methodist Church



Gold Sponsor

Nat & Alma Rubinfeld
Cecilia Kienast
Nancy Kachline & Howard Fallman

Silver Sponsor

Rocky & Lily Thompson
Suzanne McClintock
The Gerharter family
Christine Armani Dawood

Bronze Sponsor

Albert Hernandez & Family
Burbank First United Methodist
Mary Jane Weaver
Soroptimist International Glendale
Darrin and Susan Borders
John Gerro Properties, LCC
The Sessinghaus Family
Mike and Karen Swan
Lynn Kronzek & Rabbi Richard Flom
Ed & Ludonna Loney

Leah & Greg Switzer

Beth Marcus & Jeff Ring
Jane Winter

Soup Donors

Coral Café
Kathy Sessinghaus
Kitchen on San Fernando
Backstage Café & Catering

Metro Culinary Services 
Burbank First Methodist

Bowl Sponsors
Berman’s Ceramic Arts
Burbank Creative Art Center
Echo Ceramics Los Angeles
Julie Lippman

Images from the 2018 Empty Bowl event!

Images from the 2017 Empty Bowl event!

Click below to view pictures from past Empty Bowl Events.
Empty Bowl 2013 pictures

Empty Bowl 2012 Pictures (Photographer Harvey Branman Photography as an Art)

Empty Bowl 2012 Pictures (Photographer Jasmine Cap)

Empty Bowl 2012 Pictures (Photographer Eric Michael Cap)

Empty Bowl 2011 Pictures (Photographer Harvey Branman Photography as an Art)

Empty Bowl 2011 Pictures (Photographer Eric Michael Cap)

Empty Bowl Potters Pictur