The Open Door Online Bowl Auction & Empty Bowl TO GO 2.0!

Because somewhere, someone's bowl is empty...and you can help!

Online Auction featuring Cape Ann Artists' Bowls!

No matter where you live, you can browse and bid on the beautiful bowls created by some of Cape Ann's most beloved artists. Check back for new additions!

Empty Bowl events are held nationally to generate awareness concerning hunger and to raise money for local hunger-relief programs. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Summer Meals and Mobile Market programs.

Attend Empty Bowl TO GO 2.0! 

Empty Bowl TO GO is back! Join The Open Door for this beloved community event. Empty Bowl TO GO is a by-appointment-only, drive-thru experience held this year at The Open Door, 28 Emerson Avenue in Gloucester.

Since the pandemic hit, thousands of people faced the uncertain drive to a food pantry for the first time. On May 7, you will follow the same route down Emerson Avenue that became a lifeline for so many during the pandemic to pick up your simple meal—soup, bread, and a cookie at The Open Door. As always, the bowl will go home as a reminder that somewhere, someone's bowl is empty.

For each ticket you reserve, you will receive:

  • A beautiful bowl made with love, randomly selected and prepackaged for you.
  • Homemade soup—chowder, chicken, vegan, or gluten-free—ready for you to take home and reheat.
  • Bread, cookie, and a bottle of water to round out your meal.

As always, the bowl will go home as a reminder that somewhere someone's bowl is empty.


This year has been hard on the pocketbook, so we are pleased to offer "pay-what-you-can" tickets so everyone can enjoy this community tradition. You must have a ticketed reservation!

The Open Door

28 Emerson Ave
Gloucester , 01930

5/07/2022 4:00 PM

Have questions? Please contact us!

The Open Door

Thank you for your support!

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