GETTYSBURG, MARCH 13, 2023: Local food equity nonprofit, The Gleaning Project, will host its
tenth annual Empty Bowls fundraiser on Friday, April 21, from 4PM-7PM in Plank Gym at
Gettysburg College with the help of our presenting sponsor WellSpan Health. Tickets are on sale
now online at https://thegleaningproject.org/emptybowls
Empty Bowls is a community dinner that aims to raise funds for The Gleaning Project and raise
awareness about food insecurity. The Gleaning Project considers the annual fundraiser to be
one of its most significant—for the financial support it provides to the organization and for the
community that it brings together. The fundraiser draws more than 400 guests each year.
For the ticket price of $20 presale and $25 at the door, guests will enjoy live music by Chuck
Darwin and the Knuckle-Draggers and a meal of soup, bread, beverage and dessert, served in a
handcrafted bowl, which they can then take home as a reminder of those whose bowls remain
empty. Statistics show that of the children and seniors in Adams County, 1 in 5 lack access to
enough food to lead healthy, active lifestyles.
Empty Bowls is made possible each year thanks to the generosity of local artists, restaurants,
bakeries, musicians, and other businesses that donate soup, bread, bowls, and other goods and
services needed to produce the event. Businesses interested contributing to the event with in-
kind donations are encouraged to email TheGleaningProject@gmail.com.
All are invited to attend. To learn more about the event, purchase tickets, or become an event
sponsor, visit https://thegleaningproject.org/emptybowls
ABOUT THE GLEANING PROJECT
The Gleaning Project is South Central Pennsylvania’s collaborative, nonprofit effort to reduce food loss
on local farms and increase food security in our communities. We strive for a more equitable and
sustainable food system, and envision a South Central Pennsylvania where farmers are supported, the
local food economy is thriving, and everyone can access enough food to lead a healthy, active lifestyle.
The Gleaning Project is an initiative of South Central Community Action Programs (SCCAP). To learn
more and to get involved, visit https://thegleaningproject.org/ and visit SCCAP at www.sccap.org