Empty Bowls Fundraiser & Lunch


Join us for a humble lunch of bread and soup, a reminder of the thousands of people in McHenry County that face food insecurity. Handmade bowls crafted by local artisans, including the Clayworkers' Guild of Northern Illinois, will be sold for $30, which will accompany a meal ticket for lunch. 

A variety of musical guests will be playing throughout the event, including:

  • Trillium (trilliumtheband.com): Celtic, Folk, Ragtime, Bluegrass & Dixieland music
  • Jim Green (jimgreenmusic.com): Percussive Acoustic Guitarist
  • Woodstock Chamber Orchestra (Chamber Director: Lyndra Bastian | [email protected]): Violins, Violas, Cellos & Basses; will play a mix of classical, world and popular music
  • Woodland Spirit Flute Circle (woodlandspirit.net): Native American Flute players

The Food Shed Co-op will have an outreach table representing a variety of our owner/farmer's produce and food artisans products for sale by suggested donation; all proceeds will be given to the McHenry County College Food Pantry and the Crystal Lake Food Pantry. 

Volunteer For This Event

If you can volunteer for this wonderful fundraiser, please click the following link to signup via MCC's Empty Bowls 2018 Volunteer signup page, which lists various volunteer opportunities for this event: MCC Empty Bowls 2018


Click RSVP if you plan on attending the event, so we can plan our space. We look forward to seeing you there!


October 06, 2018 at 11:00am - 3pm
McHenry County College
8900 US 14
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
United States
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Barbara ·
Pam Witte Karen Klaus Jerry Gudauskas Sharron Andresen Jenn Lull (Feeley) Denise Schott Malek Carol Hubner
Will You Come?