NewEmptyBowlsLogo2014Ver120th Anniversary Empty Bowls

Hilton Fort Collins

February 2, 2017

5:30 – 8:00 pm

Tickets coming soon!


As a major fundraiser for the Food Bank, Empty Bowls raises awareness by reminding us that thousands of our neighbors face empty bowls on their tables throughout the year. For the price of one ticket to Empty Bowls, guests will help the Food Bank provide $250 worth of food to serve hope to families in need in our community. Event guests select a pottery bowl made by students in the Poudre School District or local artists and enjoy signature soups provided by 20 area restaurants. In addition to tasting delicious hand-crafted soups, guests can choose to bid on silent auction items donated by local artists and businesses.

Event History

Nearly 20 years ago, the Food Bank for Larimer County’s Empty Bowls fundraiser began in art class at Lopez Elementary School when the school’s art teacher inspired his students to create empty bowls to represent those who didn’t have enough to eat. Since then, area artists have worked together to support the event and the fight against hunger in the community. Empty Bowls has grown from offering five signature soups in 1998 to over twenty soups in 2016 and has raised $775,000 for the Food Bank’s hunger-relief programs.


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