2019 Empty Bowls Soup Supper

Sunday, March 10th, 2019

Mark your calendars for this year’s Empty Bowls Soup Supper on Sunday, March 10, 2019.

New this year– we are adding a second meal shift so more people can enjoy this wonderful event while supporting CSA’s Homeless Prevention Services Program. Tickets will go on sale February 1, 2019.

Initial planning is underway, and we are looking for volunteers who would like to join our event committee. Our next meeting is on January 7, 11:00-noon, at CSA. For more information about the event, volunteering and/or sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Development Office at (650) 968-0836, extension 115.

Empty Bowls has been an annual community favorite since 1991. Following a tradition started by pottery makers in the East, local potters donate bowls they have made for a soup supper benefitting individuals and families on the brink of homelessness or currently unhoused. Local restaurants contribute soup, bread and cake. After enjoying their hearty meal, event-goers take home their handcrafted bowls.

2018 Hometown Heroes

Thursday, September 20th, 2018
Computer History Museum


CSA’s “Hometown Heroes” celebration in September was a fantastic event, with over 250 community leaders joining us at the Computer History Museum to honor this year’s award recipients:

  • Pastor Brian Leong, Lord’s Grace Christian Church and Founder/President of MOVE Mountain View, a nonprofit aimed at reducing the number of RVs on city streets
  • Julia Karr, CSA’s Google ambassador, who has led the charge to launch CSA’s Young Professionals, a group committed to bringing awareness to the issue of local poverty through fundraising, advocacy, social and volunteer efforts
  • Orchard Valley Ceramic Arts Guild, a talented team of potters who have partnered with CSA on our Empty Bowls Soup Supper event for the past 27 years … and counting!

We Thank Our 2018 Hometown Heroes Partners

Lead Partner

Distinguished Partner

Premier Partner

Community Partners

Hometown Partners

Paul Davis and Jade Thuma
Cathy Lazarus/Diane Schmidt
Jeanne MacVicar, Sereno Group Real Estate
The Myers Family
Recology Mountain View
Young, Craig & Co. LLP

Neighborhood Partners

Alta Mesa Improvement Company
Mona and Bob Armistead
City of Los Altos
Jolee Crosson
Harvey Dixon

Neighborhood Partners continued...

Emily and Chris Douglas
James Feit
Foothills Congregational Church
Eugene Fram
Leslie Carmichael and Bob Lee/ Hope’s Corner
Danielle and Bill James
Julia Karr
Mike Kasperzak
Lord’s Grace Christian Church
Yvonne Murray and Kirk Gould
Karen and Tom Smith
Stephen Sullivan
John Thomas