Empty Bowl Dinner

7th Annual Empty Bowl Dinner 

Giving Back to our Community

Thank you to our patrons, our sponsors, and our restaurants for their continued support of the feeding ministries at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church. Due to COVID-19, we will not be hosting our dinner this year at the church. We have lost far too many of our sponsors and other restaurants and cafes across our nation due to this pandemic.


So this year we are giving back to our community.


Below are the restaurants and cafes that have faithfully supported the six years of Empty Bowl Dinners at St. Stephen’s. You can click on their name to be directed to their website. As a thank you for their support, we invite you to patronize as many of these establishments over the course of October and November. 


Your orders will help to say thank you to these institutions that have helped us in our fight against poverty and hunger. If you wish to say thank you to them you can click here for a downloadable Empty Bowl Dinner thank you card. Please let them know that you are calling from St. Stephen’s.


Also, if possible, please be generous to your server whether you are dining in-house, ordering takeout, or curbside pick-up. One thing we learned at the food pantry during this crisis is that servers in our community were hit especially hard by the closure of public spaces. 

A typical ticket price for the dinner is $30. This helps to fund our food ministries at St. Stephen’s. Food insecurity has increased to unimaginable levels as people find themselves unemployed through furloughs or lost jobs. Demand for services, and health and safety precautions have had a significant impact on our pantry. Despite health concerns, roughly 800 families a month seek out the services of our food pantry. Many of those families are new to our pantry, seeking assistance for the first time.  And there is no end in sight.


Thank you again for being part of the fight to end hunger. Because of you, a family will not have to go to bed hungry.


Appleton Catering

Takeout available. 302-992-0998

Brew HaHa! Trolley Square

Curbside pick up. 302-778-2656

Bull's Eye Bar and Restaurant

Dine-in and takeout. 302-663-6557

Catherine Rooney's

Dine-in and takeout. 302-654-9700

Dead Presidents

Dine-in and takeout. 302-652-7737

Degnar's Greenhill Deli

Dining outside, takeout through Grubhub. 302-656-3663

El Toro Mexican Restaurant

Dine-in and takeout. 302-777-4417

First Watch

Dine-in and takeout. 302-894-4030

Gallucio's Italian Restaurant

Dine-in and takeout. 302-655-3689


Dine-in and takeout. 302-428-1060

Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen

Dine-in and takeout. 302-444-8646

Hollywood Grill

Dine-in and takeout. 302-655-1448

Kid Shelleen's

Dine-in and call for takeout. 302-658-4600

Locale BBQ Post

Takeout. 302-655-1880

Metro Diner Newark

Dine-in and takeout. 302-273-0850

Metro Diner 202

Dine-in and takeout. 302-426-2226

Mexican Table

Dine-in and takeout. 302-239-5590

Mrs. Robino's

Dine-in and takeout. 302-652-9223

Pinji's Cafe

Takeout. 302-655-4959

Quinn's Cafe

Dine-in and takeout. 302-239-7440

Rocco Italian Grill

Dine-in and takeout. 302-384-6052

Sanson's Seafood Market

Takeout. 302-652-6717

Six Paupers

Dine-in and takeout. 302-489-7287

Stitch House Brewery

Dine-in and takeout. 302-250-4280


Dine-in and takeout. 302-777-2040

Touch of Italy

Takeout. 302-479-5683

St. Stephen's 

Lutheran Church

To Love, To Invite, To Serve


1301 N Broom Street Wilmington, DE 19806

302-652-7623  office@ststeph.org

As a Reconciling in Christ congregation of the ELCA, we believe that the gospel is God's gift to all people, shared unconditionally and without regard to race, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic or family status, age, physical or mental abilities, outward appearance, or religious affiliation. We seek to live the truth written in Ephesians that Christ breaks down the dividing walls between us and makes us one.


© 2020 St. Stephen's Lutheran Church. All rights reserved.

St. Stephen's Lutheran Church

1301 N Broom Street, Wilmington, DE 19806

302-652-7623 office@ststeph.org


We are a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and the Delaware-Maryland Synod.



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