Memphis Empty Bowls Project -
Buy your Empty Bowls tickets today to support the fight against hunger in Memphis!

Wait, what exactly IS the Memphis Empty Bowls Project, you say? Well, it works like this: Artisans, educators and others around the Memphis area create handcrafted and hand painted bowls to raise funds to fight hunger. Guests are invited to a delicious, simple dinner of soup and bread donated by local restaurants where they may select one of the beautiful, handcrafted bowls to take home as a reminder of the bowls that go empty in the Memphis area, as well as the inspiring work being done in our community to fight hunger. 

This year's event, which includes a silent auction, art sale and live music, will be held on Sunday, November 13, 2016 from 5-7 pm. Tickets are priced as follows:

  • General Admission: $25: Includes event admission, dinner, and your selection of a handcrafted bowl from our collection of over 400
  • VIP tickets: $75: Includes early entry to event ensuring prime selection of handcrafted bowls, complimentary hors d'oeuvres, dinner, and a commemorative Empty Bowls t-shirt or apron; 
  • Children 6-11: $5 (bowl not included); 
  • Children 5 and under: FREE

Proceeds from the event will benefit local food pantries and our new weekend feeding program at Perea Preschool, a ministry of Church Health, which has already provided more than 14,000 meals and over 4,000 healthy snacks to low-income families since it began in January of this year. 

For more information about who we are and why we do what we do, check out this recent national article about Memphis Empty Bowls Project: "The Art of Fighting Hunger in a Starving American City" - Mashable, May 2015