2017 Empty Bowls Eventbrite cover

Empty Bowls is a two-day luncheon to benefit The Food Bank of Manatee. Enjoy a delicious selection of soups, fresh-baked bread, dessert, and take home a beautiful hand-painted ceramic bowl. Manatee County area restaurants, local businesses, and talented artists all support and contribute to fight hunger at this luncheon.

This symbolic meal of soup and bread demonstrates that together, we are “Feeding Manatee County”!

Get Your Tickets

Bowl Table

Get early event admission with VIP tickets and get first selection at the beautifully hand-painted bowls and early soup tasting.

Click here to purchase tickets for Empty Bowls 2017.


Empty Bowls Sponsorship

Please consider joining us as a sponsor or donating soup for Empty Bowls 2017.

Empty Bowls 2017 Sponsor Request

Empty Bowls 2017 Restaurant Donation Form



There are plenty of opportunities to help during Empty Bowls. Volunteers are needed to set-up tables, attend the hand-painted bowls tables, pour soup, and clean-up each day.

Contact Judi Bjork at jbjork@renaissanceon9th.org to sign up.


Bowl Sponsor


Gumbo Sponsor

Lakewood Ranch

Chowder Sponsors

Early Learning Coalition | Edward Jones | Mosaic | Neal Communities

Spoon Sponsors

Alsco | Automated HR Solutions | Bradenton Christian School | CBIZ | Conditioned Air | Jonesboro Investment Corporation

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center | Manatee School for the Arts | Metz Culinary Management | Michelle Detweiler

Publix | Sarasota Wood Turners | Snackworks