The Empty Bowls Tradition Continues
We are thrilled to announce that Empty Bowls 2021 has sold out! Because of COVID-19 safety protocols, we made several changes to the event, not least of which was converting it to a drive-through program. Because of these changes, there were fewer tickets available for this year’s event. If you were able to purchase a ticket, we are looking forward to seeing you on February 13. If you were unable to get a ticket, we hope to see you next year when we will (hopefully) return to a traditional Empty Bowls format.
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. 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
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.