Empty Bowls

Featuring delicious, signature soups crafted by local businesses. Empty Bowls guests also enjoy salad, bread, and leave with handmade soup bowls created by local artists.

2024 Empty Bowls was February 15

We hosted more than 500 guests back at Empty Bowls this year. There were more than two dozen delicious soups at this sold-out event. Thanks to the community’s efforts, this fundraiser brought in more than $76K.  

This year’s event is February 15, 2024

Marriott Fort Collins, 350 E. Horsetooth Road, Fort Collins

All ticket holders can enjoy a variety of delicious soups and choice of ice cream for dessert provided by our renowned local restaurant partners. Additionally, each ticket holder can choose a hand-crafted bowl created by a local artist, with the option to purchase more bowls if desired. All proceeds benefit the Food Bank’s hunger-relief programs. 

General Admission

Cost: $50

Entrance time: 5:30 p.m.

General admission ticket holders can enjoy a delicious soup dinner and a choice of ice cream for dessert. A cash bar is available for beverage purchases.  

VIP Tickets

Cost: $75

Entrance time: 4:30 p.m.

The VIP ticket includes access to a private reception area. Beverages will be provided by Odell Brewing. Ticket holders can also enjoy a variety of hors d’oeuvres created by the soon-to-debut Stoneflower Market and Eatery. 

History of Empty Bowls

More than two decades 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, Mike McCarthy, 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 more than twenty soups in 2020 and has raised over $1 million for the Food Bank’s hunger-relief programs.

Thank you to our 2024 presenting sponsor:

Thank you to our other 2024 sponsors:

Eide Bailly


Paul and Annah Schnaitter 


Paul T. Versteeg

VisionWealth Advisors

Jim & Jackie O’Neill

Poudre K Golden Kiwanis

Thank you to our restaurant, local business participants:

Thank you to the following local businesses for also contributing:

Food Bank for Larimer County Web Search

PLEASE NOTE: The Loveland Fresh Food Share has closed early Saturday, Feb. 24. It will re-open during regular business hours Tuesday. 


The Food Bank is closed Saturday, Feb. 17 and Monday, Feb. 19. 


El Banco de Comida estará cerrado el 17 de febrero y 19 de febrero.

Due to inclement weather, the Food Bank’s office and Fresh Food Shares will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 16.
Normal business hours will resume at all locations Wednesday.
Please stay warm! 
Debido a las inclemencias del tiempo, la oficina del Banco de Comida y Fresh Food Shares estarán cerradas el martes 16 de enero.
El horario comercial normal se reanudará en todas las ubicaciones el miércoles.
¡Manténgase abrigado!

Due to winter holidays, please observe the changes in our regular schedule listed below:


Dec. 23-26: Food Share Pantries & Administrative Offices CLOSED

Dec. 27-29: OPEN Regular Hours

Dec. 30 – Jan. 1: Food Share Pantries & Administrative Offices CLOSED

Jan. 2: OPEN – Resume Regular Hours


We are different together.

At FBLC we are not all the same. And that is our greatest strength. We draw from our differences of who we are, what we have experienced, and how we think. We cultivate a dynamic and diverse work environment, one that plays a critical role in our ambitious work to end hunger, so we believe in including everyone.

FBLC is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and pregnancy-related conditions), gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws and ordinances in the provisions of its programs, services, or activities to include discrimination against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in a discrimination investigation or lawsuit.

FBLC’s management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, access to facilities, and programs and general treatment during employment.

We embrace a philosophy that recognizes and values diversity.

Our goal is to attract, develop, retain, and promote a talented diverse workforce in a culture where all employees will contribute to their fullest potential.

FBLC endeavors to make our careers site accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact our Human Resources team at hr@foodbanklarimer.org. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

Thinking about applying and feel you may not meet all of our qualifications?

If you believe you can shine in one of our roles, we encourage you to apply!

Be aware of altered Food Share hours during the week of

Monday, November 20 | OPEN | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tuesday, November 21 | OPEN | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Wednesday, November 22 | OPEN | noon – 3:00 pm
Thursday, November 23 | CLOSED
Friday, November 24 | CLOSED
Saturday, November 25 | CLOSED
Sunday, November 26 | CLOSED
Monday, November 27 | CLOSED – Regular schedule resumes

If there is a government shutdown...

The most important thing for you to know, is the Food Bank for Larimer County IS NOT A GOVERNMENT AGENCY. No matter what happens, we will remain open and available to support you. 

There will be other changes you’ll need to know about.  Click here to learn more. 

Si hay un cierre del gobierno...

Lo más importante que debe saber es que el Banco de Comida del Condado de Larimer NO ES UNA AGENCIA GOBERNAMENTAL. Pase lo que pase, permaneceremos abiertos y disponibles para apoyarlos.

Habrá otros cambios que necesitarás conocer. Clic aquí para saber más.

The Food Bank for Larimer County Fresh Food Share Pantries will be closed Saturday, September 2. 

Our Administrative Offices will be closed Monday, September 4.


El Banco de Comida estará cerrado sábado, 2 de septiembre y lunes, 4 de septiembre.

Food Bank for Larimer County is closed Wednesday, August 23, 2023.

Banco de comida ester estará cerrado el miércoles, 23 de agosto de 2023.