Fort Bend Empty Bowls Shines a Light on Hunger

Fort Bend Empty Bowls is fast approaching, and the Sprint Fort Bend County Landfill is proud to sponsor this fun event benefiting the East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry. The 10thAnnual Fort Bend Empty Bowls will be 6:30 p.m.– 9:30 p.m. April 12 at 1 Fluor Daniel Drive, Sugar Land, Texas 77478, a new location.

Fort Bend Empty Bowls includes a dinner, silent and live auctions, raffles, and entertainment by String Theory String Orchestra. Guests enjoy a meal of soups and bread as a reminder of families in our area that don’t have enough to eat. Delicious appetizers, soups, breads and desserts are provided by top area restaurants supporting the event.

Hand-painted soup bowls donated by area artists will be on display, for sale and up for auction. Local professional artist Albert Goldreich’s work will be highlighted. Other auction items include a wine pull, a whiskey pull and Kendra Scott jewelry. Last year’s Empty Bowls event raised more than $150,000, according to organizers.

All proceeds from Empty Bowls benefit the East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry, whose mission is to address the basic human needs of Fort Bend County families in temporary financial crisis. The ministry offers faith-based services including a food pantry and other food programs, student supply programs, and other financial assistance efforts. 

 “Empty Bowls is another example of the important work of the East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry, so we’re very happy to be involved,” Reagan Swinbank, Sprint Waste partner, said. “Whether your business can donate to the cause or sponsor the event, or you and your family can attend, we hope our partners, customers and employees will consider coming out with us to invest in this good cause.”

For more information about East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry, visit Tickets for the Empty Bowls evening are available for $40 if purchased by April 5 and $50 thereafter. Click here for ticket purchase.