Empty Bowl TO GO

EMPTY BOWL TO GO on Saturday, May 22, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at The Open Door (28 Emerson Avenue, Gloucester)

A new twist on an old tradition. Join The Open Door to mark the 20th Anniversary of this beloved community event. Empty Bowl TO GO is a by-appointment-only, drive-thru experience held this year at The Open Door, 28 Emerson Avenue in Gloucester.

Last year, thousands of people faced the uncertain drive to a food pantry for the first time. On May 22, guests will follow the same route down Emerson Avenue that became a lifeline for so many during the pandemic to pick up your simple meal—soup, bread, and a cookie at The Open Door. As always, the bowl will go home as a reminder that somewhere, someone’s bowl is empty.

Tickets: This year has been hard on the pocketbook, so we are pleased to offer “pay-what-you-can” tickets so everyone can enjoy this community tradition. You must have a ticketed reservation! www.foodpantry.org

For each ticket you reserve, you will receive:

  • A beautiful bowl made with love, randomly selected and prepackaged.
  • Homemade soup—chowder, chicken, vegan, or gluten-free—ready for you to take home and reheat.
  • Bread, cookie, and a bottle of water to round out your meal.

As always, the bowl will go home as a reminder that somewhere someone’s bowl is empty.

Cape Ann Artists’ Bowls Online Auction!

Artists have once again come to the table with unique bowls for auction.

Bidding: www.biddingowl.com/theopendoor

A display of the auction bowls is available for viewing at Cape Ann Savings Bank. The auction will be open through May 31 for your bidding pleasure. No matter where you live, you can bid! Shipping options are available.

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: