NPIHN’s Empty Plate Dinner is the Northeast Network’s inaugural signature event organized to raise funds for homeless families and to generate awareness about family homelessness and hunger. In support of those families, please consider contributing foods to our annual Empty Plate Dinner.
Co-hosted with Holy Family University, The Empty Plate Dinner is held on Saturday, April 5th, 2014 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at St. Dominic Parish’s Marian Hall: 8532 Frankford Ave, Phila. 19136.
The City of Philadelphia Office of Supportive Housing estimates that on any given night in Philadelphia, approximately 1,000 children stay in a shelter. The annual NPIHN Empty Plate Dinner raises awareness about family homelessness and how we as a community can help. This highly anticipated community event raises money in support of NPIHN’s work to find lasting solutions to family homelessness and its underlying causes.
It is a family-friendly event suitable for all ages. The dinner includes wine, beer, and soda. There are fun activities for children. For a modest donation, attendees are treated to an all-you-can-eat feast of fresh foods and desserts.
At the start of their meal, guests will choose an individually-decorated plate donated by community members, local congregations, artists, and Holy Family University students. They will fill it with delicious tastes of Northeast Philly contributed by many restaurants of our community. After the meal, guests will take their plates with them as a reminder that every night many of our neighbors, even working parents and children, have only an empty plate.