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The Open Door “My Bowl at Home”

May 21 - May 31

With life as we know it turned upside down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Open Door’s annual Empty Bowl Dinner typically held in May has been postponed to a future date. For the next two weeks, folks are encouraged to be creative to show how they use their favorite Empty Bowl in their everyday life – whether its cereal in the morning or ice cream before bed or a birthday celebration tablescape.

Take a picture with your favorite empty bowl (or bowls!) and share them with your friends and family on your social media feeds and Stories. Get creative and crazy! Bowls are not just for soup–what’s in your bowl? Set the table. Strike a pose. Don’t forget to tag The Open Door with @theopendoorma and#MyBowlAtHome #CommunityStrong #ShowUsYourBowls!

The Open Door urges people to run with a theme, color, inspiration — whatever sparks your creativity! “Go big or go home” is the idea behind this fun social media campaign, with the only goal to showcase our vibrant and caring community.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the inspiring event that provides a simple meal of bread and soup. Empty Bowl is a beloved family tradition, missed this year by many, and draws more than 1,000 people annually. Each year, the bowls are created with love, to serve as a reminder, that somewhere someone’s bowl is empty. The organization is currently working on the “Empty Bowl 2020 Reimagined” for a date later this fall. The event will look a little different, but remain true to its mission of raising the awareness of hunger, celebrate community, and bring much needed funds to feed our neighbors. More details will be forthcoming. The winner for most creative post will be announced publicly at the Empty Bowl Reimagined 2020 event.



May 21
May 31


The Open Door