APRIL 29, 2021



  • 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 and to Community Garden Kitchen to serve hot meals to anyone in need, no questions asked.


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.

Artisan Auction Bowls

These are larger, professional pieces for the on-line Art Auction (one per artist and auction entries will be juried).

Showcase Bowls

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

Event bowls, the heart of our event, are given to our guests to take home as a reminder of their support.

Bowl Due Dates

Auction & Showcase bowls are due 03/05/21.

Drop off at the The Cove, March 2-4

402 N. Tennessee St., McKinney, TX 75069

Limited Edition & Event bowls are due 04/06/21

Drop off at St. Peter's Episcopal Church Office

511 Foote St., McKinney, TX 75069


2021 Sponsors






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Dill Investments, Vallliance Bank, SPARC Pottery Studio,



Contact Us

Empty Bowls McKinney

St. Peter's Episcopal Church

511 Foote St.

McKinney, TX 75069



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