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October 9th Food Drive -

St. Luke's Trauma Dept.
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October 10th Food Drive -

DLP Realty
(through 10/17/15)

October 11th Food Drive -

Famous Footwear - Trexlertown & Airport Center
(through 11/22/15)

October 23rd Lehigh Valley Canstruction -

Lehigh Valley Mall (through 10/31/15)
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October 24th Empty Bowls 2015

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Annual Empty Bowls Event

Please join us for an evening of philanthropy to support Second Harvest Food Bank and our mission to fight hunger/  Empty Bowls features a silent auction of beautiful artisan bowls and themed gift baskets, a delicious buffet meal prepared and served by volunteers from Sodexo, and live music performed by The BC Combo.

For more than 20 years, Second Harvest operated out of a warehouse in Allentown.  In September, 2015, the Food Bank moved to a new, larger warehouse in East Allen Township.  The new facility will allow Second Harvest to continue meeting the rising demand for its services and places it in a more centrally accessible location in its six-county service area. We look forward to hosting you in our new home!

6:00 PM - Reception with Beverages and Hors d'oeuvres

7:30 PM - Buffet Dinner and Dancing

8:15 PM - Silent Auction Winners Announced

Sponsorship and Ticket Information

Truck Sponsor $3,000 Includes a reserved table (8 seats), a listing in the program, and membership in the Cornucopia Society.
Forkift Patron $1,500 Includes a reserved table (8 seats), a listing in the program, and membership in the Cornucopia Society.
Pallet Jack Friend $600 Includes 4 seats and a listing in the program.
Hand Truck Supporter $300 Includes 2 seats and a listing in the program.

Individual Tickets - $60 each

For more information about Empty Bowls,
call Sharon at 484-287-4015 or email


Second Harvest hosts an annual Empty Bowls fundraiser in October at the Food Bank warehouse.  The event, which includes an informal meal, a silent auction, and live music, is held to raise funds and awareness for the Food Bank and its mission to end hunger in Northeast Pennsylvania.

Empty Bowls features a buffet dinner of three varieties of chili, chicken pot pie, salad, and an assortment of breads and desserts prepared by volunteer staff of the Sodexo Food Service Group.  Take-home quarts of chili are available for purchase after the meal.  During the meal, guests have the opportunity to place bids in a silent auction of decorative bowls donated by local artists and patrons as well as a number of gift bowls that feature hundreds of dollars in donated goods, services, and gift certificates from area retailers.

All proceeds benefit Second Harvest Food Bank.

Click Here to see photos from the 2014 Empty Bowls dinner!


Empty Bowls is organized each year by a committee of dedicated volunteers who meet regularly throughout the year.  The committee welcomes new faces and ideas for this annual event.

The 2014 Empty Bowls Event Planning Committee:
(L-R) Mary Zwarych, Barbara Bigelow, Carol Shiner Wilson, Kay Becker, Arjana Etchason (co-chair), Ilene Wood (co-chair), Mary Gedney, Tamantha Yanders, and Judy Sheftel. Not pictured: Jen Anders, Pat Beldon, Ari Diaz, Laurie Horwath, Kim Kametz, Kathy Leber, Jo Jo Muir, Michele Mullikin, Tracy Roth, Joe Scrizzi, Amy Segal, Linda Sheftel, and Susan Wild