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Board Members

Co-Chair                Becky Aly & Molly Jones
Vendors                 Becky Aly
Volunteers            TBA
Treasurer              TBA
Artist                     Karen Friedland
Sponsors                Molly Jones
Marketing              TBA
Facilities                Mark McElhinny
Auction                   Chris Teague

About Us

Our Story

  • Our event proceeds go to fighting hunger.  In 2022 Empty Bowls McKinney raised $120,000 to fight hunger in our community.  

  • We are in unprecedented times 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 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. Each participant takes home a handcrafted bowl as a reminder of those who are hungry in our community.  


Proceeds of the event go to Community Lifeline Center to help provide food for their Community Lifeline Market as well as Feeding Friends and Families mobile distributions and to Community Garden Kitchen to serve hot meals to anyone in need, no questions asked.

2022 Video

Thank You 
For your Support

Empty Bowls is an annual community event featuring local artisans and restaurants that raises money and awareness to support non-profit organizations that address hunger in our community.

Questions/Info email: 
Empty Bowls McKinney is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

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