Empty Bowls 2019

Help alleviate hunger in Newaygo County. Attend our 20th annual Empty Bowls Soup Luncheons, presented by ParVox Technology:

  • October 3 in Fremont, at the TrueNorth Service Center, 6308 S. Warner Avenue
  • October 4 in White Cloud, at the Newaygo County Commission on Aging, 93 S. Gibbs Street 

Servings at both locations are from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The goal is to raise $20,000 for TrueNorth Community Services’ Food Programs.

Tickets are $20 each or you can sponsor a table of eight for $150.

Empty Bowls features an all-you-can-eat soup and bread buffet, with the food provided by participating local restaurants.

Each attendee can select to keep a ceramic bowl, each hand-crafted and/or decorated by a Newaygo County art student or concerned citizen, to remind them that somewhere there are always those in our community whose bowls are empty.


We have a goal of also stuffing grocery carts with food for the TrueNorth Food Pantry. During Empty Bowls, you can help us meet our pressing need for food. Attendees have the opportunity to shop while enjoying their soup, and help those in need in a more hands-on, direct manner. Flats of food are available for purchase, grocery carts at the ready and the pantry awaits filling its shelves. If there was ever a time to reach out and help your neighbors; it is now!

You can order tickets (and sponsorships) in advance online; or order tickets from Donna Hren at TrueNorth by calling (231) 924-0641, ext. 144, or e-mailing dhren@truenorthservices.org. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. 



Event sponsorships of $250, $500 and $1,000 are also offered. For more on sponsorships, contact Mark Kraus at (231) 924-0641, ext. 161.

For other event details, contact Jennifer Zimmerman at (231) 924-0641, ext., 151, or jzimmerman@truenorthservices.org.


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