NEW: P.O. Box 7151, Burbank, CA 91510

Empty Bowl 2019

SAVE the DATE! Sunday, October 20, 2019
Empty Bowl 2019 at Glendale First United Methodist Church
More info coming soon!

Thank you to everyone who helped make EMPTY BOWL 2018 a HUGE SUCCESS!
Empty Bowl started as an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. FP-Verdugos hosted the fundraiser to continue providing safe shelter, meals and support to homeless families.

The 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.

2018 Empty Bowl Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsor

Glendale First United Methodist Church

Howard Fallman & Nancy Kachline

Silver Sponsor

UBS: Bertain – Escobar Wealth Management

Burbank Temple Emanu El

KO Properties, LLC & Debbie Kukta

Rocky & Lily Thompson

Suzanne McClintock

Barbara Lazar


Bronze Sponsor

Dan Soderstrom, 31-Year Burbank Realtor & Proud FPV Board Member

Cari Pelayo – 818.415.3657



Burbank First United Methodist Church

Albert Hernandez & Family

Law Offices of Finkelberg & Finkelberg

Mary Jane Weaver

Darrin & Susan Borders

Lynn Kronzek & Rabbi Richard Flom

The Sessinghaus Family

Yvette Herrera

Darla Gerharter

Christine Dawood

Victoria & Anthony Cusumano

Chuck & Judy Stuart

Michelle McGrath

Yolanda Wu

Janice Lowers

Soup Donors

Simmzy’s Burbank
Olive & Thyme
Canyon Grille at DeBell
Ernie’s Mexican Restaurant
Angelinos Trattoria & Pizzeria
Martin Torres Catering
Tin Horn Flats
Backstage Cafe Catering
Grain Lab
Tender Greens
Magnolia Grille North Hollywood

Raffle Donors

Wood Ranch Burbank
Barney’s Beanery Burbank
Outback Steakhouse
Mike & Kathe Moses
Super Pets, Temple City, Pam Markese
Gina Salzl
Mary Jane Weaver
Robert Guthrie
Senta Mikan
Handy Market
Nancy Johnson & Tim Black
Kevin Mitchell
Linda Roberts
Diana Metagrano
Eileen & Nate Rhodes
Santa Anita Golf Course
You and Amy
Ardis Bazyn
Dave Lessley
Pasadena Playhouse
Magnolia Farms

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 Pictures