We Use Art

To Help End Food Insecurity

In Spartanburg.

Hub City Empty Bowls is a grassroots organization that connects potters, charities, and ordinary citizens to make pottery bowls free-of-charge that are then used to raise funds to end food insecurity in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Click any of the tabs on the top of this site to learn more about us, and click below to learn more about bowl-making sessions in 2017 or our annual Soup Day fundraiser.

This year's sponsors…

Allegra - Marketing • Print • Mail
Chapman Cultural Center

JM Smith Corporation
Spartanburg Art Museum
West Main Artists Co-Op
Chris Williams


Providers of Soup and Other Food Items…

Lemongrass Kitchen
Delaney’s Irish Pub
Mezcal Taberna
Andre Nguyen
Hub City Co-Op Grocery
Country Club of Spartanburg
Cribb's Catering
Cribb's Kitchen
Fatz Café
McClellan's Urban Eatery
Mon Amie
Moveable Feasts
Palmetto Palate
Southern BBQ
Sparks Fire Inspired Grill @ Marriott
Sun King
Two Samuels
Wild Ace's
Willy Taco
Beacon Drive In
Cakehead Bakery
Long Horn's
Wade's Southern Cooking



We're social! Get connected with Hub City Empty Bowls on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Use #HubBowls2017 so we hear you loud and clear.



Sure, you get to make pottery bowls for free. And yes, you get unlimited soup, bread, tea, entertainment, and a bowl on Soup Day. But we gave TOTAL Ministries $33,000.00 in 2016! That's the real benefit!

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We hold public bowl-making sessions throughout the summer, each leading up to the Soup Day fundraiser held at Chapman Cultural Center. It's a day of soup and fellowship, and one of Spartanburg's most successful fundraisers.