Empty Bowls

26th Annual Celebration

TICKETS SOLD OUT FOR 2023: Wow! We’re so grateful for the amazing response from our community. We can’t wait to share this year’s delicious soups with our ticket holders.

The Food Bank for Larimer County is thrilled to announce that Empty Bowls is back in full force in 2023, as two dozen local restaurants gather to serve a wide variety of soups on Feb. 16 at the Fort Collins Marriott. Enjoy samples or full bowls of as many of the dozens of soup varieties as you would like during the event. Each guest will also be able to take home one of hundreds of amazing, handcrafted bowls created by local artists and Poudre School District students.

The event features a silent auction, desserts, and a cash bar. Guests who purchase VIP tickets will be able to enjoy a reception from 4:30-5:30pm featuring food, an open bar with beer and wine, and first choice of the handcrafted bowls on display.

Tickets are just $50 for General Admission and $75 for VIP, with all proceeds benefiting the Food Bank’s hunger-relief programs.

Empty Bowls 2023

Thursday, February 16, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Marriott Fort Collins
350 E. Horsetooth Road, Fort Collins

$50 for regular admission

$75 for VIP admission

History of Empty Bowls

Nearly 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 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 2023 sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Signature Soup Sponsors

Tureen Sponsors

Bowl Sponsors

We love our local businesses.

Check out who’s contributing to the menu: