What is an Empty Bowls Fundraiser?

“Empty Bowls” is an international project happening at the local level to fight hunger. It is personalized by artists and art organizations in the community. Thus, each community event is independent. Due to its popularity and impact “Empty Bowls” now supports food related charities around the world and has raised millions of dollars to fight against hunger in local communities.

Our Event:

Will take place on Thursday, March 24, 2022, at Long’s Chapel United Methodist Church. Please pre-purchase a reserved table for six or individual tickets online. Each dinner includes soup, bread, drink, dessert, and a handmade pottery bowl created by a local potter. Reserved tables and VIP attendees will have the opportunity for early arrival to choose the bowl of their choice. Guests also will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets online or that evening for a chance to win items such as a catered dinner by our own Chef Neil. 

All proceeds benefit Haywood Pathways Center to further the effort of Breaking Cycles and Building Foundations by feeding the hungry, housing the homeless, and reducing recidivism in Haywood County.

Interested in joining us?

Thursday, March 24, 2022

5:00 – 8:00 PM

Long’s Chapel UMC

133 Old Clyde Road, Waynesville, NC 28785

Special Musical Guest – Arnold Hill


Reserved Tables (for six guests) $500 (includes VIP Bowl selection)

VIP Ticket $40 per person

General Admission $30 per person

Raffle Tickets $10 each

All admission tickets are in advance. No night of event entry tickets are available.


Questions: Please contact us at
Haywood Pathways 828-246-0332 or