Carol Berger 
Phoenixville Area Community Services 


Friday November 12, 2010 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST

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Artisans Gallery and Cafe 
234 Bridge Street
Phoenixville, PA 19460

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PACS thanks our sponsors, contributers and guests.  We especially want to acknowlege the generous donations from the following organizations, artisans and individuals.  Without them, this fundraising event would not have been possible.

 Event Sponsors:


 Contributing Sponsors:

   Artisans Gallery & Cafe
   Bistro on Bridge
   Chester Springs Art Studio
   Cob Studio
   Giant Food Stores
   Great Valley High School
  Malvern Preparatory
   Mark Beaudoin State Farm Insurance
   Miss Betty's Day Camp
   Molly Maguire's
   PJ Ryan's Pub

   Phoenix Village Art Center

   Renaissance Academy
   Schuylkill Elementary School
   Saint Basil the Great
    Saint Peter's Lutheran Church
    Wegmans - Collegeville  
    Wegmans - Malvern

(List as of 11/03/2010)

4th Annual

Empty Bowls Event


Friday, November 12, 2010 - 5 pm to 9 pm

Artisans Gallery & Cafe

234 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460

Please join us for a simple meal of soup and bread —
and help fight hunger in our community.

Each participant selects a hand crafted bowl created by area artists and students.  Keep your bowl as a reminder of the need to end hunger locally and globally.

Tickets $20—Dine in and take out available

Register Now! Please note - registration will close at 2 pm on Friday, November 12

Empty Bowls...A grassroots movement to
help end hunger and food insecurity

In 1990, a high school art teacher in Michigan helped his students search for a way to raise funds to support a food drive to feed hungry residents of their community.  What evolved was a class project with students crafting ceramic bowls for a fund raising meal.  Guests were served a simple meal of soup and bread.  They were invited to keep their bowls as a reminder of hunger in their midst and throughout the world.

What one group of students began in their art class was the seed for changing many lives.  By the following year, the originators had developed this concept into Empty Bowls - a project to provide support for food banks, soup kitchens, and other organizations that fight hunger.  Since then, Empty Bowls events have been held throughout the world, and millions of dollars have been raised to combat hunger (

The Phoenixville area’s tradition with Empty Bowls began in November, 2007.  Owners of Artisans Gallery & Café planned and hosted the event.  Phoenixville Area Community Services (PACS) was the charity chosen to benefit from funds raised.  Through PACS’ emergency food pantry, a monthly average of 162 households receives nonperishable and fresh foods.  That’s an average of 224 adults, 117 children and 27 seniors who would go hungry every month if they did not receive food assistance (June 2010).