Empty Bowls presented by First National BankEmpty Bowls 2018 is Sold Out

Thanks to everyone who helped to make our 20th anniversary event such a success. Together, we raised more than $92,000 for hunger-relief programs in Larimer County.

Now it’s time to get ready for Empty Bowls 2018, presented by First National Bank. Save the date for February 15, 2018, at the Hilton Fort Collins. This year, as in years past, local restaurants like Spoons will be serving delicious soups – more than 20 different offerings to sample. Even better, attendees will get to take home soup bowls created by local artists and students.

For more than 20 years, Empty Bowls Fort Collins has ladled community hope for those struggling with hunger in Larimer County. Help make this year’s event the best one yet.

Event History

20 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 over twenty soups in 2016 and has raised $775,000 for the Food Bank’s hunger-relief programs.