Good news, CCCG members and friends!

The global pandemic may have interfered with plans to host a traditional Empty Bowls fundraiser, but it didn’t keep us from exceeding this year’s goal of $20,000! That’s right. Three Saturdays of selling bowls at the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market and we already have $21,250 raised and we’re not done.

Fundraising continues through the end of October, Hunger Action Month, with remaining bowls on sale at 3rd Street Potters of the Broken Mold and cash donations being accepted through our GoFundMe page. So, keep spreading the word so fewer of our neighbors will go to bed hungry. 

HUGE thank you’s to the EB Committee for all their incredible efforts, to all the potters who donated hand-crafted bowls,  to the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market for hosting us, to all the volunteers, and to all the community members who gave so generously once again. The Collar City community really is the best!
What is Empty Bowls?

Empty Bowls is a grassroots movement to raise awareness and help end hunger. Started as a local fundraiser in Michigan, in 1990, the Empty Bowls Project has spread throughout the country raising millions of dollars for local food programs.

For the past 14 years, the Collar City Clay Guild, has been fortunate to organize the Empty Bowls Project in Troy, N.Y. The Empty Bowls Program has become a community event in the city that draws hundreds and maybe even over a thousand people each year to help raise money for local food programs.

Every year, the Troy community flocks to the Italian Community Center with the great expectation of warm soup, fresh bread, beautiful handmade bowls, and the wonderful company of friends.

The Collar City Clay Guild is so proud to support this movement and we hope to continue to do so into the future. Since the beginning of the Empty Bowls Project in Troy, we have raised over $250,000 to support 15 food programs to help put food on their shelves and deliver food to those in need.