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Spectrum’s Empty Bowl Dinner

October 4, 2018
  • Family enjoying Empty Bowl
  • Celebrity soup servers
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  • Giving board volunteers and staff.
  • Volunteers and staff
    Empty Bowl volunteers and Spectrum staff at the end of the night.

The 2018 Empty Bowl Dinner:

  • Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018
  • Location: Grand Maple Ballroom, Davis Center, UVM, 590 Main Street, Burlington

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 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.

To receive an email when tickets go on sale for next year’s Empty Bowl, to volunteer, or for more information about becoming an event sponsor, please contact Charlotte at or (802) 864-7423 x330.

Special thanks to the many local food patrons who donated dinner and desserts to the 2017 Empty Bowl, including August First, Vermont CreamerySugarsnapBluebird BBQ,  A Single Pebble, Penny Cluse Cafe, Nepali Kitchen, New Moon Cafe, Ben & Jerry’sGreat Harvest Bread Co., and Shelburne Orchards!

Thank you to our generous 2017 sponsors:



Cummings Electric


Wyatt Investment


Gravel and Shea PC



Dennise Casey and Neale Lunderville


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Hotel Vermont
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Hickock and Boardman Insurance


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Associates in Dentistry
Duncan Wisniewski Architecture
Lake Champlain Chocolates
Leonardo’s Pizza
New England Federal Credit Union
New England Floor Covering
Philadelphia Insurance Companies
Randall Contracting
Rock Point Advisors, LLC


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