The concept of Empty Bowls was brought to our valley by the late Ginger Rice.

Each year potters craft and donate soup bowls. 

Restaurants donate gourmet soups. 

Bakeries, markets, stores donate cookies, candies, and beverages.

"empty" Empty Bowls

We can’t gather in-person to support the Soup Kitchen at the 25th annual Empty Bowls benefit—the event goes on in spirit. Support this (virtual) fundraiser online and we’ll mail you a commemorative “empty” Empty Bowls ticket.

Each year the Board of Directors celebrates the work of the volunteers in each program at the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner.

Several organizations and individuals voluntarily host food drives in the community for the Food Bank.

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