Empty Bowls

Empty Bowls: A Benefit for the RI Community Food Bank

Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, Food Bank fundraisers have been postponed until we’re advised that it’s safe for groups to gather again. To get the latest updates from the Food Bank, sign up for our eNews.

2019’s event raised $126,000 to feed our neighbors in need.

About Empty Bowls: This special event brings together hundreds of local artists, over 35 local restaurants, and nearly 1,000 members of the community to envision a world without hunger, where all bowls are filled.

The concept is simple: guests choose a handmade bowl, enjoy delicious restaurant tastings, and go home with their bowl as a reminder that their support helps us fill all the empty bowls in our community.

2019’s Participating Food Vendors

Angelo’s Civita Farnese Garden of Eve Raffa Real Food
Blount Fine Foods Gotta Q Rasoi
Bluefin Grille Gregg’s RI Community Food Bank Community Kitchen
Brix Restaurant Hemenway’s Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar Russell Morin Fine Catering
Bywater Julian’s The Salted Slate and Providence Wine Bar
The Catering Gourmet Knead Sarcastic Sweets
Coast Guard House La Creperie Seven Stars Bakery
Cozy Caterers Little B’s BBQ Shaw’s Supermarket
Dave’s Marketplace Catering Luigi’s Restaurant and Gourmet Express Statesman Tavern
Dosa Express Mill’s Tavern Tallulah’s Taqueria
Eleven Forty Nine New Harvest Coffee Roasters Watermark Café @ RISD
Exeter Job Corps Center Parkside Rotisserie & Bar Xaco Taco
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Pranzi Catering …and more to come!


Hearty Stew Presenting Sponsor

Citizens Bank Presented Logo for Empty Bowls

Bisque Sponsor

Amica Logo for Empty Bowls   Marcum

Chowder Sponsors

Delta Dental Logo          Shaws Foundation logo for Empty Bowls

Minestrone Sponsors

        Dimeo   Neighborhood Health Plan of RI logo for Empty Bowls

Chicken Noodle Sponsors

Cornish Associates   Empire Loan Charity Logo for Empty Bowls    Holland & Knight    Pierce Atwood    Tourtellot    Tufts Health Plan Foundation UNFI Logo  

Bouillon Sponsors

Admiral Packaging, Inc.                   Navigant     Packaging and More   Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara      

Sponsor Empty Bowls

Make the next Empty Bowls a success with your sponsorship and gain valuable visibility for your company or organization. Learn more from our Sponsor Packet! For more information contact Kelly Seigh at kseigh@rifoodbank.org or 401-230-1679.

Empty Bowls Event Committee

Thank you to our fantastic committee members who are donating their time to make this the best Empty Bowls event yet!

Empty Bowls Committee 2019

  • Dan Jaehnig, Co-Chair
  • Kathy O’Donnell, Co-Chair
Cali Almy Marita Antrop Gregory  Barishian
Amy Berrol and Susan Havens Carolyn Blackman Lisa Roth Blackman
Debbie Block Charlene Carpenzano David Dadekian
Kristen DeKuiper Patricia DiFolco Ginnie Dunleavy
Cindy Elder Mary Flynn Karen Fuller
Leslie Gernt Vera Gierke Ann-Marie and Bo Gillett
Donna Lee Beth Levow Genie McPherson Trevor
Hugh Minor John Mitchell and Kris Pedersen Doris Moore
Pam O’Hara Sarah Puleo Kelly Seigh
Pamela Stanton Jyothi Subramaniam Maureen Sullivan
Martha Tasca Deborah Thurston Cindy Trahan
Polly Wall Mark and Linda Ward Kerri Warren
Claudia and James Zompa