Empty Bowls of the Albemarle

Thank you to all of our sponsors, local restaurants, artists, schools, volunteers and guests for making this year’s Empty Bowls of the Albemarle a great success. With your help, we will be able to provide over 80,000 meals to northeastern North Carolina!

Empty Bowls of the Albemarle


Empty Bowls of the Albemarle is an annual fundraising event held at Arts of the Albemarle in beautiful, downtown Elizabeth City. Sponsored by the Food Bank of the Albemarle, Empty Bowls is designed to create a greater awareness about hunger in northeastern North Carolina. The 2017 Preview Party and Silent Auction was scheduled for Tuesday, March 14th from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., followed by the Empty Bowls Luncheon on Wednesday, March 15th from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Empty Bowls is a great opportunity to enjoy delicious foods provided by our local restaurants, gather with friends, while also helping to fight hunger in northeast North Carolina. This is certainly an event you don’t want to miss!

Tickets for the Preview Party and Silent Auction, which also include the luncheon on the following day are $40 in advance. Or, tickets can be purchased for the luncheon only for $20.  Each ticket holder may select one piece of handcrafted pottery made by local artisans and arts education programs to take home as a keepsake and reminder of the nearly 60,000 people across the Albemarle area who are struggling with hunger every day.

Here is a complete list of soups featured at the 2017 Empty Bowls of the Albemarle by participating restaurants. Wednesday’s Luncheon also featured bread by COA’s Culinary Arts Program, and desserts by The Flour Girls Cafe and Bakery.

Hearty Chicken Noodle

by Belcross Bake Shoppe

Chicken & Rice
by Bryon’s Hot Dogs

Hungarian Mushroom
by Circle II Restaurant

Chicken & Pastry
by Currituck BBQ

Coconut Curry Lentil
by Cypress Creek Grill

by Firehouse Subs

Roasted Poblano & Cheddar
by Golden Roots Café

by Hoppin’ Johnz

Wisconsin Cheese & Beer
by Montero’s Restaurant, Bar and Catering

Hamburger & Macaroni
by Morrison’s Cafeteria

Creamy Baked Potato
by Morrison’s Cafeteria

Vegetable Beef
By Topside Restaurant

by The Sandwich Market

The Preview Party and Silent Auction is sponsored by TowneBank of Currituck, along with contributing sponsors First South Bank and Select Bank & Trust.