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Empty Bowls


It takes a lot of special people and organizations to present our Annual Empty Bowls luncheon fundraiser. We want to extend our huge thanks and great gratitude to the community of supporters who made this year's event possible: Garner Foods and all of our amazing sponsors; our restaurant and bowl contributors; our fabulous emcees from WXII 12 and Fox 8 News and all of this year's talented celebrity servers; our incredible events committee and, of course, all who attended this year's event. Empty Bowls 2017 was a wonderful success! With more than 1,500 people attending to share a meal and raise funds for Second Harvest's critical mission, it most certainly was a day of feeding community in more ways than one! This year's event raised $85,000 - enough to provide more than a half a million meal for neighbors in need here and across Northwest North Carolina.

Mark your calendar for EMPTY BOWLS 2018
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Drop in Anytime!)

Benton Convention Center | 301 West Fifth Street | Downtown Winston-Salem

Presented each year by Texas Pete, this wildly popular event features:

  • A tasty soup lunch | Provided by the area's top restaurants
  • Beautiful handcrafted and painted pottery bowls | Crafted by area artists
  • A fabulous silent auction | Made possible by generous area artists
  • The Empty Bowls Store

Proceeds from this event help to provide:

  • Healthy, nutritious food to over 300,000 people served by our partner network
  • Special meal programs designed specifically for children facing food insecurity, including our BackPack, Kids Cafe, School Pantry and Summer Meal programs
  • Support and capacity building for our partner network, helping small, local pantries obtain necessary funding, infrastructure, and food to serve their communities
  • A growing network of advocates for change, fighting for hunger free communities on the local and national level

Sponsorship levels include tickets! Want to know more? Email Chelsey Wilson, Events Manager, or call her: 336.784.5770.


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3655 Reed Street I Winston-Salem, NC 27107
Phone: 336.784.5770
Fax: 336.784.7369

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