• Empty Bowls


    Fighting Hunger in Charlotte County

    What is Empty Bowls 

    Empty Bowls is a project

    to provide support for hunger

    fighting organizations.

    More Info.

    Empty Bowls Info.

    Empty Bowls 2015 Tshirt


    V-neck T-shirt

    $12 for M, L, XL

    $14 for 2XL

    Crewneck T-shirt

    $10 for small-XL

    $12 for 2XL

    Previous year shirts- $2

    Available for purchase

    at Liberty Elementary School

    and the Empty Bowls Event

    Help us advertise.

    Print this flyer and display.

        Empty Bowls Flyer

        Empty Bowls Brochure 

    Bowl Making Event

    Make a bowls for this year's

    Empty Bowls Event.

    Saturday, October 7, 2017

    Bowl making is $3 per person.

    Call the Visual Arts Center

    in Punta Gorda for more information.


    Visual Arts Center

    Empty Bowls in the News


    ImageJoin us at Empty Bowls 2017

    Thursday, November 16th



    New Day Christian Church

    of Port Charlotte

    20212 Peachland Blvd.,

    Port Charlotte, FL 33954


    Donation- $12

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    At the event you will get soup and bread provided by local restaurants,

    a bottle of water, and a handcrafted bowl.

    Entertainment provided by: TBA

    Live and Silent Auctions.

    Food provided by local restaurants. Take-Out Available.

    Credit Cards Accepted.

    Tickets available at Liberty Elementary School and the Visual Arts Center.

    Tickets can also be bought at the door.

    It's not too late. Become an Empty Bowls Sponsor.

    Call Joann Winkler at 255-7515 for more information.

    Donate items to our auctions.

    Bring donations to Liberty Elementary School

    Please print our poster to hang in your business:

    eb poster

     Charlotte County Food Pantries

    2015 Sponsors

    Platinum- $1,000



    Gold- $500

    Kiwanis PG


    Harbor Heights/Peace River Rotary Club

    Silver- $250

    Marshall Family Dentistry

    Panther Hollow Dental Lodge

    New Hope Christian Fellowship

    Farr Law Firm


    Tax Collector Charities

    Byrski Estate Law


    Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services

    Bronze- $125

    Delta Kappa Gamma

    Kiwanis Port Charlotte Sunrise

    Amplified Termite and Pest Control

    Glamour Puss

    Korman Relief and Wellness

    CCSLA (Charlotte County Schools Leadership Association)

    Friendly Floors

    Isabel & Annabel's Mexican Restaurant 

    Copper- $50

    Charlotte State Bank and Trust 

    The Dempsey Family

    Gulf Home Builders

    In Kind

    New Day Christian Church

    Visual Arts Center


    Sun Newspapers

    CCPS Art Teachers

    Bisque It

    Howard Hartke

    Soups and Breads Provided by:

    Whiskey Creek

    The Perfect Caper

    Dean’s South of the Border


    Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club


    Joseph’s Deli

    Red Lobster

    Captain’s Table

    The Celtic Ray

    Isles Yacht Club

    Phil’s 41 Restaurant

    River City Grill

    Harpoon Harry’s


    Jack’s on Marion

    The Ice House Pub

    Royal Thai Oriental Restaurant

    Village Fish Market


    Charlotte County Cultural Center

    The Curve

    Jason’s Deli

    Downtown Gator’s

    Michael Haymans

    Buffalo Wings and Rings

    Beef O’ Brady’s

    Nino’s Italian Bakery

    Hurricane Charley’s

    Water Provided By:

    Crystal Springs Water- Marty McCarthy

    Culligan- Chad Czerny

    Paper Goods Provided By:

    SNACC- School Nutrition Association of Charlotte County

    The Church of the Latter-day Saints

    Join us....

    come out to make and paint bowls at the Visual Arts Center

    for the 2015 Empty Bowls Event.


    Make Bowls- Saturday, September 19, 1-3pm

    Glaze Bowls- Saturday, October 3, 1-3pm

    at the

    Visual Arts Center


    to reserve a spot call 941-639-8810

    210 Maud St.

    Punta Gorda, FL 33950

    (across from Fisherman's Village)



    Homeless and Free/Reduced Lunch Rates as of Sept./Oct. 2015

    Funds raised by Empty Bowls support:

    CCPS Homeless Education Project

    Charlotte County Homeless Coalition

    The Yah Yah Girls Backpack Kidz

    Meals on Wheels

     For more information about Empty Bowls contact Joann Winkler

    Email: joann.winkler@yourcharlotteschools.net

    Phone: 941-255-7515