The Empty Bowls Tradition Continues

We are once again thrilled to be hosting Empty Bowls 2021! For its 24th year, Empty Bowls will look a little different as we adopt a safe and contactless drive-through model for the event. As in years past, guests will be able to enjoy delicious soup, salad, bread and, of course, take home amazing handmade soup bowls.

So, you may be asking how a drive-through Empty Bowls might work. The first step is to purchase tickets. When you do, you will have the opportunity to select your choice of two homemade soups from Spoons. When you arrive at the Hilton Fort Collins for the event, you will “drive-through” in your car to pick up your soup selections and then navigate to other stations to get your bowls, salad, bread and dessert. Think of it as curbside pickup with a purpose.

Empty Bowls 2021 Drive-Through

Saturday, February 13, from 2-4pm

Hilton Fort Collins
425 W Prospect Rd., Fort Collins

Tickets are $50 each and include “Dinner for Two” with large salad, two bowls of soup, two pieces of focaccia, two desserts and two hand made bowls!

History of Empty Bowls

Nearly 25 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 more than twenty soups in 2020 and has raised over $1 million for the Food Bank’s hunger-relief programs.