Thanks to a record setting auction and raffle, generous sponsors, devoted artists and hundreds of people buying tickets for an event that didn’t happen, we’re excited to announce that we are filling empty bowls. Virtual Empty Bowls McKinney 2020 raised over $72,000!
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 over 1,000 one-of-a-kind bowls handcrafted by professional and student artists. Guests come to share a sampling of gourmet soups, breads, and sweets that have been lovingly 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.
Proceeds of the event go to Community Lifeline Center to help stock their Lifeline Market.
Your bowls make our event a reality!
We ask you to join this significant effort to fight hunger in our community!
Last year, we raised over $82,000 for families in crisis and provided more than 80% of the funds spent on food at McKinney's Community Lifeline Center.
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.
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.
Empty Bowls McKinney
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
511 Foote St.
McKinney, TX 75069