Empty Bowl Fundraiser

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The Trenton Museum Society

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The Empty Bowl




Last fall’s Empty Bowl Fundraiser was such a success that our patrons have asked us to repeat the benefit. This spring we are partnering with the Rescue Mission of Trenton to raise funds that will benefit both organizations.

Beat the March doldrums with an afternoon of delicious, home-made, hot soup, lovely, crusty peasant bread from one of Trenton’s best old-style Italian bakeries, and sip your favorite spirits while helping the programs of two deserving organizations. At the Empty Bowl fundraiser you select your own beautiful, artist-made bowl from the unique vessels created specifically for this event, and fill it with your choice of nine tasty soups including some made by the great home cooks on the Trenton Museum Society board,  signature soup from the Rescue Mission’s talented chef, and even a Vegan selection from our friends at Whole Foods Market. Try a second soup and maybe even a third, and, at the end of the day, take home a stunning, one-of-a-kind bowl. Do good while feeling good.

Members of the art club at Mercer County Community College, as well as faculty and staff, have created and donated dozens of unique, soup-sized, hand-thrown pottery bowls to the event. In addition, many of the bowls were created specifically for this event by Philadelphia internist Dr. Alan Magner, the result of a challenge from former Trenton Museum Society trustee, Dr. Michael Newman. Bowls are available to up to 120 ticket holders, on a first come, first served basis. Alternative bowls will be provided to those who just wish to taste the soups.

Hosted by the Trenton Museum Society and TC Nelson at Trenton Social, this fundraiser supports the programs at the Trenton City Museum and the Rescue Mission of Trenton.

The Rescue Mission of Trenton is the agency in the City of Trenton that serves the truly needy men and women who have no place to turn for shelter, food, and clothing. The Mission provides a safe, clean, warm, refuge for the homeless, the hungry, the transient and the addicted.

Here’s your opportunity to enjoy a variety of delicious home-made soups including vegan and vegetarian offerings…and take home a handmade soup bowl…all while supporting important services in the city of Trenton.

Meet Dr. Magner, generous bowl maker: on YouTube.