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Spectrum’s Empty Bowl Dinner

October 12, 2017
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At the Empty Bowl Dinner we celebrate how, together, we can help youth and families in our community turn their lives around.

Held each October, the Empty Bowl Dinner brings together 250 guests who choose a handmade ceramic bowl to keep and fill with soups donated from several local restaurants. The event includes a giving board where you can “buy” program items directly for Spectrum’s clients, such as bus passes, school books, or winter clothes.

If you have questions, please contact Jett Choquette at or (802) 864-7423 x330.

Click here to see photos of the 2016 Empty Bowl on our Facebook page.

Special thanks to the many local food patrons who donated dinner and desserts to the 2016 Empty Bowl, including August FirstBluebird BBQBen & Jerry’s, City Market, Lake Champlain ChocolatesNepali KitchenNew Moon CaféPascolo RistorantePenny Cluse Cafe, Skinny PancakeSugarsnap, and Vermont Creamery!

And thank you to our generous sponsors:






Cummings Electric





Gravel and Shea PC










Wyatt Investment






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Hotel Vermont
Hickock and Boardman Insurance



Associates in Dentistry, Inc.
Duncan Wisniewski Architecture
Leonardo’s Pizza
Neale Lunderville and Dennise Casey
New England Floor Covering
Paw Print & Mail
Philadelphia Insurance Companies
Randall Contracting
Rock Point Advisors, LLC


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