P.O. Box 1307, Burbank, CA 91507

Empty Bowl 2018

EMPTY BOWL 2018 – Sunday, October 21, 2018
St. Charles Boromeo Church in North Hollywood, CA

Thank you to all our Empty Bowl supporters!

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.

Empty Bowl 2017 featured an arts and crafts sale by local area artists. Attendees enjoyed shopping from local crafts people who support the Family Promise mission to help situationally homeless families. Special thanks to all our sponsors, restaurant donors, attendess and Empty Bowl Committee members who made this the most successful Empty Bowl in our history!


Never too late to make a donation!


For more information on the 2017 Empty Bowl event, email ExecutiveDirector@FamilyPromiseVerdugos.org

Platinum Sponsor

Glendale First United Methodist

Bertain-Escobar Wealth Management


Gold Sponsor

Howard Fallman & Nancy Kachline

Silver Sponsor

Burbank Temple Emanu El
Comprehensive Financial Services – Ken Marinace

Barbara Lazar

Rocky & Lily Thompson
Suzanne McClintock

Bronze Sponsor

Nickelodeon Animation Studios
Darrin & Susan Borders
Pat Crouch
Law Offices of Finkelberg & Finkelberg
Darla Gerharter
John Gerro

Robert Goetsch
Albert Hernandez
Yvette Herrera

Michelle McGrath
Roger Koll & Marsha Munemura
Lynn Kronzek & Rabbi Richard Flom
Chuck & Judy Stuart
Mike & Karen Swan
Dr. Kenneth Wainwright, Optometrist – 2100 West Olive

Mary Jane Weaver

 First United Methodist Burbank

lendale Office – Kim Guard

Peace & Justice Ministry


Printing Sponsor


Craft Vendors

Nelson’s Treasures – nelsontreasures.net

Amasor Jewelry – amasorjewelry.com

ReTied Headwear – retiedheadwear.com

Tree Chimes a Charm – treechimesacharm.com

Aftergut Jewelry

Soaps by Lynne

Verona Fashion Jewelry

India Hicks – indiahicks.com


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