July 19, 2021

CCS Holds Virtual Empty Bowls Event

According to the USDA's latest Household Food Insecurity in the United States report, more than 35 million people in the United States experienced hunger in 2019. 

In the state of Utah alone, there are 357,370 people impacted by food insecurity.  

St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall, operated by Catholic Community Services of Utah, works to remedy the issue of hunger amongst those in our community affected by homelessness.   

The facility serves two meals from the center daily and caters two meals daily to six other local Homeless Services Providers in the area, amassing over 2,000 meals a day. 

Every year, in an effort to raise awareness and financial support for St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall, Catholic Community Services hosts an event known as Empty Bowls. 

Empty Bowls is an international effort to fight hunger, personalized by local communities and organizations.  

Through the purchase of unique, handcrafted bowls, community members are provided an avenue to support those in our community whose plates, bowls, and stomachs are routinely left empty.  

This year’s Empty Bowls fundraiser will be held virtually.  

To participate, simply visit the Empty Bowls webpage from August 1-31 and fill out the order form. Because each bowl is uniquely made, selection of a specific bowl is not an option. We encourage community members to act quickly, as bowl inventory is limited.

Bowls will be available to pick up from St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall September 7-10. Those who purchase a bowl will also receive a complimentary serving of soup from St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall.  

Thank you for all of the ways you join Catholic Community Services in the work of providing help and creating hope for those impacted by hunger and homelessness in our community. 

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