The Open Door Empty Bowl Dinner 2019

Come be part of this community tradition! The Open Door’s annual Empty Bowl Dinner is right around the corner next week on Thursday, May 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Cruiseport Gloucester.  Extra parking is available at Good Harbor Beach with free trolley service provided by CATA to and from the event site. Tickets are $20 ($15 for children under 10) and available at the door. Cash, check or charge.

As always, the meal is simple—soup, bread and a cookie. Guests can choose and keep a soup bowl handcrafted for this community event. The bowl goes home as an unspoken reminder that somewhere someone’s bowl is empty.

More than 1,000 bowls have been created for the event by community members young and old.  Silent Auction bowls include donated talent from local artists and professional potters. Soup has been comes from generous restaurants and caterers.

NEW THIS YEAR! Silent Auction bowls can be previewed and bids may be place in advance of the event at biddingowl.com/theopendoor

Last year The Open Door improved the health and lives of 7,986 individuals with 1.9M pounds of fresh produce, meals and groceries. All money raised supports The Open Door Summer Meals and Mobile Market programs.

For more information call, 978-283-6776, or visit www.foodpantry.org.

The Open Door Autumn Breakfast

Please join The Open Door for our annual Autumn Breakfast on Thursday, October 26, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Cruiseport Gloucester. This celebration of community spirit kicks off the 2017 Thanksgiving Meal Basket and Food Drive season.

Breakfast is free. Donations requested. Reservations required by 10/23. Call 978-283-6776 ext. 205 or emailing breakfast@foodpantry.org.

Can’t make it? Want to help? Donate online or find out more at www.FOODPANTRY.org.

The Open Door Empty Bowl Dinner

Join The Open Door for an evening of food and hospitality at the 17th Annual Empty Bowl Dinner and celebrate a beloved North Shore tradition on Thursday, May 11, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Cruiseport Gloucester.

The meal is simple—soup, bread and a cookie. Guests can choose and keep a special soup bowl created for this community event. The bowl goes home as an unspoken reminder that somewhere someone’s bowl is empty.

Tickets available at the door. $15 for adults and $10 for children under ten. Extra parking is available at Harbor Beach with complimentary trolley service to and from the event site.

Empty Bowl events are held nationally to generate awareness concerning hunger and to raise money for local hunger-relief programs. Proceeds from this event will benefit The Open Door Summer Meals and Mobile Market programs.

Sneak Peek at some of the 2017 Silent Auction Items: