MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  Our community favorite – the Empty Bowls event – is Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Longmont High School.

Sponsorships and ticket sales are now available by completing the information on the right side of this page.

Proceeds benefit our our food program, which helped over 19,000 households in 2018!

We hope you continue to enjoy the Empty Bowls tradition!

Bowl painting is available at Crackpots studio (505 Main St., Longmont) via www.ecrackpots.com, or call 303-776-2211 to schedule a party of 8 or more.

Deadline for painting bowls at Crackpots for this year’s Empty Bowls event is Sunday, March 3.

See details here:  Empty-Bowls-2019-Flyer

Volunteers Needed: It takes over 100 volunteers to have a successful Empty Bowls event!  If you are interested in helping, contact Julie Lupien, Director of Volunteer Services, at 303-772-5529 ext. 235, email julie@ourcenter.org or sign up here: volunteersignup.org

Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.


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.