About - Empty Bowls VA Peninsula

Applications for grants in 2018 will be accepted from December 15, 2017 until January 31, 2018.

Empty Bowls Virginia Peninsula committee selects grant recipients from among local organizations with programs that provide meals or groceries to people in need in our Peninsula communities. Each year, decisions are made after review of the materials submitted. We strive to select organizations that make meaningful contributions to the wellfare of our community.

To be eligible for consideration, an organization must be a nonprofit with tax exempt status, must be located on the Virginia Peninsula (as far west as Williamsburg/James City County to as far east as Hampton), and must operate programs that help to feed people in need in Virginia Peninsula communities.

Funds raised at the Empty Bowls Virginia Peninsula event go to feed people in need. While we may select organizations that provide for other needs as well, the funds Empty Bowls donates are committed to be used to fight hunger.

Due to the generosity of local artists, our ticket buyers, board members and volunteers, and cash and in kind-donations from businesses and sponsors, the Empty Bowls VA Peninsula has been able to donate 92% to 96% of donations for all of the last six years, directly to local charities.
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Grant applications: The application for a grant from the Empty Bowls VA Peninsula is available here:
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Empty Bowls Virginia Peninsula
P.O. Box 2422 Poquoson, VA. 23662

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