Empty Bowls

Empty Bowls: A Benefit for the RI Community Food Bank


The next Empty Bowls will be held on Friday, October 13, 2017 at Rhodes On the Pawtuxet.

Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, September 5!

In 2016, Empty Bowls raised more than $88,000 to support the work of the Food Bank.

Download and share the Empty Bowls flyer.

About Empty Bowls

The idea is simple. Enjoy local pottery and food at this casual family-friendly event. Choose a handmade artisanal bowl. Enjoy a diverse selection of tastings from local restaurants. Keep your bowl as a reminder that your support helps fill all the empty bowls in our community.

Watch the video below to learn more about Empty Bowls.

Sponsor Empty Bowls

Help make Empty Bowls 2017 a success with your sponsorship and gain valuable visibility for your company or organization.

Click here for a sponsorship packet.

Become a Food Participant

Last year, thirty-six local restaurants, caterers and bakeries participated in Empty Bowls, providing amazing samples to all of our guests.

Click on the image below to find out how you can join in Empty Bowls this year.
For more information, contact Kelly Seigh.

Participating Restaurants

Bluefin Grille The Dorrance Portfolio Cafe at RISD
Cassarino’s Ristorante Eleven 49 RI Community Food Bank Community Kitchen
The Catering Gourmet El Rancho Grande Rooftop at the G
Chapel Grille Gracie’s The Salted Slate
Chow Fun Food Group Gregg’s Restaurants & Pubs Seven Stars Bakery
The Coast Guard House Julian’s Shaw’s Supermarket
Cozy Caterers Legal Seafood Statesman Tavern
Dave’s Marketplace New Harvest Coffee Roasters Tallulah’s Taqueria

Donate Handmade Bowls

For Empty Bowls to be a success, we need 1,000 handmade bowls. That’s a lot of bowls!

Artists – click on the image below to find out how you can help.
For more information, contact Kelly Seigh.

Our Generous Sponsors


Presented by Citizens Bank




Delta Dental   DIMEO Logo   Marcum LLP  NHPRI Logo  


Admiral Packaging Logo     Empire Loan / Empire Guitars     Pierce Atwood     


Bottaro Law Firm, LLC Navigant Credit Union
Citrin Cooperman Katherine and Mark Pelson
DeLuca and Weizenbaum RKD Alpha Dog
FGX International UnitedHealthcare of New England
The Heatsmart Campaign/Brickle Group

Photo Gallery from last year’s event.