MANNA FoodBank’s 16th Annual Empty Bowls Events

MANNA FoodBank’s 16th Annual Empty Bowls Events

Tickets are now on sale!

This year celebrates the 16th year of MANNA FoodBank’s Empty Bowls fundraisers. Attendees choose a bowl hand-made by local artisans and enjoy a meal of soup, bread, and dessert. The bowl they take home reminds them of all the empty bowls in the world. This event sells out every year, and we expect that this year will be no different, so don’t wait long to get your tickets!


Everything for the event is donated: the soup, the event space, the desserts, and over 1,000 hand-made ceramic bowls. This allows for all the profits to go directly toward feeding our neighbors facing hunger in Western North Carolina.

In addition to the bowls that each ticket holder can select and take home, there is the Collector’s Corner at Empty Bowls, where special works of high-end craft and art are available for purchase. Collector’s Corner items are selected by the artists, and are gallery-quality pieces. All proceeds collected from the sale of Collector’s Corner items support MANNA’s mission to provide food to families struggling with an empty bowl throughout MANNA’s 16-county service area.

Today in Western North Carolina, one in six people and one in four children is facing an empty bowl… but you can help fill it at MANNA FoodBank’s 16th annual Empty Bowls!