This is River City Food Bank’s largest fundraiser of the year, and is a humble, community-based affair. Hundreds gather to share soup provided by the generosity of local restaurants and served by some of our most recognized community leaders. The event is also a reminder of the hungry among us.
All participants take home a local artist’s hand crafted bowl. Each bowl represents a family, a child, a senior, a student, a person in between addresses, someone struggling with illness, or someone who feels helpless, hopeless and hungry.
Empty Bowls brings together 1,400 community members for lunch or dinner to enjoy a humble, yet delicious meal created by local restaurants. Well-known community leaders and government dignitaries then don aprons to serve our guests.
Funds raised at Empty Bowls (2017 event generated more than $250,000) creates a positive effect all year long. We leverage the publicity and proceeds to provide healthy and nutritious food to the more than 86,000 individuals who access River City Food Bank’s programs each year.
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