The Tradition that is Empty Bowls

25th Anniversary Celebration

We are thrilled to announce that Empty Bowls 2022 will forge ahead, and for its 25th year the annual event will stay safe and fun, with a walk-through format. As in years past, guests will be able to enjoy delicious soup, salad, bread and, of course, take home amazing handmade soup bowls.

Event History

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.