Art League to host Empty Bowls fundraiser to combat hunger

Art League to host Empty Bowls fundraiser to combat hunger

Photo by Adrienne Lauren Catanese

In collaboration with the Suffolk County Council VFW, the Art League of Long Island, 107 Deer Park Road, Dix Hills will host a community fundraiser event known internationally as Empty Bowls on Sunday, Nov. 10 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. 

Empty Bowls began almost 30 years ago as a charitable event by artists and students to raise funds to end hunger and food insecurity. What began in one local community in Michigan became a grassroots movement happening in communities throughout the world. 

The concept is simple; guests who pay a $20 donation will select a handcrafted ceramic bowl to take home as a reminder of those who have been less fortunate. Soup and salad will be provided with the $20 donation (disposable ware provided). Proceeds from this collaborative fundraiser will be donated to the Suffolk County Council VFW.

SCCVFW is a 501(c) Veteran Service Organization that helps veterans and their families in need in Suffolk County. SCCVFW supports programs and raises funds to help feed veterans, provide cars, build homes and provide grants for veterans and their families in need on a local, national and international level. All donations to SCCVFW are tax except.

Guest who wish to donate in advance can call 631- 462-5400, ext. 222, or visit