Empty Bowl Season has Arrived!

PIHN’s 20th Annual Empty Bowl Tickets
Available Now

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2018 Empty Bowl Dinner Tickets!


Please note that all individual sponsorships will include any number of tickets dependent on your tier of donation:

$1000 Sponsorship includes 10 tickets.
$750 Sponsorship includes 7 tickets.
$500 Sponsorship includes 5 tickets.
$250 Sponsorship includes 3 tickets.
$100 Sponsorships includes 2 tickets.

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Please submit any of your favorite soup recipes to rachel@philashelter.org for our Empty Bowl Countdown this year!


  Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network  ☀️

“Homelessness Prevention, Housing, Shelter, Services, and Advocacy”

nyewThe problem of family homelessness is complex.

A large number of factors that are often out of our control—such as job loss and health crises—can easily change the financial status of an otherwise stable family. And it’s a growing problem. On any night of the year in Philadelphia, an estimated 1,000 to 1,300 children and their families are homeless.

With the worsening economy, families are finding themselves unable to make their rent or mortgage payments. And Philadelphia’s shelter system is stretched beyond capacity. Unfortunately, there is no simple solution or quick fix. Ending homelessness requires a holistic approach that begins with meeting immediate needs, and extends further to alleviate the root causes and help families achieve lasting independence. Our approach is highly effective. 92% of our families have succeeded in permanently overcoming homelessness.

Currently, Northeast Philadelphia  has the second highest eviction rate in the city with more than 5,700 School District students living without a permanent place to call home last year. PIHN has recently put a fund together specifically to target preventing homelessness before it begins. Find more information on our Prevention Program HERE.