About Empty Bowls McKinney
Our event proceeds go to fighting hunger
We are in unprecedented times due to COVID and the need for food is great!
140,000 Collin County residents are food insecure
Nearly 9,000 McKinney kids will go to bed hungry tonight
45% of food stamp recipients are children
You can help and have a fun-filled family evening at the same time.
This unique annual event features a showcase of one-of-a-kind bowls handcrafted by professional and student artists. Guests enjoy a sampling of gourmet soups, breads, and sweets prepared by chefs from local restaurants. They take home one of these empty bowls as a reminder of all the empty bowls due to hunger in the local community.
Due to COVID, we are moving all the restaurant booths outside and the bowls will be inside. We will be observing COVID protocols and limiting ticket sales.
Your bowls make our event a reality!
We ask you to join this significant effort to fight hunger in our community!
Last year, despite COVID causing us to have a virtual event, we raised over $78,000 to fight hunger in our community.
Opportunities to Contribute:
Donate an Artisan Bowl for the Art Auction or Showcase Collection (raffle)
Donate bowl(s) for the Limited Edition Collection
Donate event bowls (800 needed)
Advocacy of the event through social media, marketing & media opportunities
Volunteer at the event!
Our Gift to You:
Event "Artist" t-shirt for donating an Artisan or Showcase bowl or at least 10 event bowls
Complimentary entry to the event for Art Auction artists with a guest.
Artist Participation Form must be received by April 6, 2021.
Artisan Auction Bowls
These are larger, professional pieces for the on-line Art Auction (one per artist and auction entries will be juried).
Three bowls will be selected to be raffled at the event
Limited Edition Bowls
These are beautifully crafted bowls made available for purchase during the event.
Event bowls, the heart of our event, are given to our guests to take home as a reminder of their support.