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7th Annual Empty Bowls
Supporting the Flat Rock Backpack Program

Sunday, May 19, 2024
Two Seating Windows: 12:00-2:00pm | 4:00-6:00pm

Local ceramic artists will once again fire up their kilns for the 7th year to help hungry children in the greater Flat Rock area. On Sunday, May 19, Empty Bowls, a community meal benefiting the Flat Rock Backpack Program, will take place inside the Parish Hall at the Episcopal Church of St. John in the Wilderness.  


Advanced tickets are strongly recommended for the two seatings: 12:00pm-2:00pm and 4:00pm-6:00pm. Attendees of the event may come any time

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during their seating window. Each ticket includes one hand-crafted bowl (all donated by area potters) and a soup-based meal (a variety of soups, breads, and homemade cookies). For those wishing to eat at home, take-away is an available option. 


Tickets are $30 per person or $50 for a family of two adults and children under 12. Limited tickets may be available at the door on the day of the event.

The Parish Hall is located across the street from the church building, at 1905 Greenville Highway. For more information, write to Click the button below to get your Empty Bowls tickets today!

Donate to the Flat Rock Backpack Program

Donations are gratefully accepted throughout the year. The Flat Rock Backpack Program has 501(c)3 status. 100% of the money collected goes to feeding at least 150 children in eight schools every weekend.

There are two ways to donate:

Be sure to click "Write us a comment"

and type "Backpack Program"

in the comment box.

Mail Donations to:

Flat Rock Backpack Program

c/o St. John in the Wilderness

PO Box 185

Flat Rock, NC 28731


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