Empty Bowls Update March 12, 2020 – event postponed

Due to concerns about Coronavirus, we have decided to postpone our Empty Bowls fundraiser scheduled for this Saturday, March 14.

Our top priority is to keep our guests, volunteers, and staff safe and eliminate any unnecessary risk due to illness.

At this time, we do not have an anticipated date for rescheduling this event.  Please keep your Empty Bowls ticket so that it can be honored at another time.  We will send out information as we have it available.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support and patience as we continue to serve the community in a thoughtful, safe manner.



Proceeds benefit our food program, which has helped over 12,000 households in 2019!

We hope you continue to enjoy the Empty Bowls tradition!

To see photos of the hundreds of bowls that our supporters have painted at Crackpots for this year’s Empty Bowls fundraiser, visit our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/OURCenter.

THANKS to our 2020 sponsors: 1stBank, Adams Bank & Trust, Aligned Influence, ANB Bank, Bailey Dermatology, Bank of Colorado, Challenge West Realty, CityWide Banks, Crackpots, Elevations Credit Union, Eye Care Center of Northern Colorado, Golden Triangle Construction, Independent Financial, Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C., Longmont Chiropractic & Wellness Center, Longs Peak United Methodist Church, PB&T Bank, Peterson, Young, P.C., Prestige Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram, Stapp Interstate Toyota, Sun Construction and Facility Services, Inc., TrueNorth Insurance & Financial Strategies, Wes Parker State Farm Agency, and Woodley’s Fine Furniture.

THANKS also to our food donors: A Spice of Life Catering, Chick-fil-A, Flavor of India, Georgia Boys BBQ, Greens Point Catering, Kho’s Asian Bistro, La Momo Maes Bakery, Longmont Dairy Farm, Inc., Longmont Public House, Marketplace Bakery, Mike O’Shay’s, Niwot Tavern, OUR Center Cafe, Pumphouse Brewery, Sakura Japanese Cuisine, Sugar Pine Catering, Sugarbeet, Texas Roadhouse, The Roost, and Tortugas.

History of Empty Bowls

In 1990 a high school art teacher in Michigan helped his students solve a problem. They were searching for a way to raise funds to support a food drive. What evolved was a class project to make ceramic bowls for a fundraising meal. Guests were served a simple meal of soup and bread, and were invited to keep the bowl as a reminder of hunger in the world.