Empty Bowls

Empty Bowls: A Benefit for the RI Community Food Bank

Pay It Forward:
Support Local Restaurants & Artists

The Food Bank’s annual Empty Bowls fundraiser was scheduled for Thursday, October 22, 2020  but sadly was canceled due to the pandemic.

Please support the restaurants and artists listed below that have supported us all these years. Help them survive until we can all safely gather again for our Empty Bowls fundraiser.

Take Out or Dine In at These Local Food Businesses

The COVID pandemic has been a challenging time for our local hospitality industry.  Please consider showing your support to the following businesses who have so generously supported the Food Bank throughout the years.

Angelo’s Civita Farnese Luigi’s Restaurant and Gourmet Express
Blount Fine Foods Mill’s Tavern
Bluefin Grille New Harvest Coffee Roasters
Brix Restaurant Nick’s on Broadway
Bywater North
Cassarino’s Oberlin
The Catering Gourmet  Ocean State Sandwich Company
Chapel Grille Parkside Rotisserie & Bar
Coast Guard House Persimmon
Cozy Caterers Pranzi Catering
Dave’s Marketplace Catering Raffa Real Food
The Dorrance Rasoi
Dosa Express Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel
Easy Entertaining  Rooftop at the Providence G 
Edgewood Cheese Shop Russell Morin Fine Catering
El Rancho Grande The Salted Slate and Providence Wine Bar
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar Sarcastic Sweets
Garden of Eve Seven Stars Bakery
Gotta Q Smokehouse BBQ Shaw’s Supermarkets
Gracie’s Statesman Tavern
Gregg’s Restaurants & Pubs Tallulah’s Taqueria
Hemenway’s Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar TwoTen Oyster Bar & Grill
Julian’s Xaco Taco 
Knead Doughnuts Yoleni’s
La Creperie

Please Support These Local Artists

These artists have contributed handmade bowls to past Empty Bowls events. Many of them are small businesses and we hope you will consider supporting them. Please give back to those who give back!

Patti Barnatt Peter Pots
Clam Alley Pottery Providence Country Day School
Dew Claw Studios Silver Hippopotamus
Jane Dillon Art South County Art Association
Jen Karl Christi K. Work
Kelley Creations Pottery
Newport Art Museum

Thanks to Our Empty Bowls Sponsors

We’d like to thank the 2020 event sponsors – listed below – for choosing to honor their support of the Food Bank despite the Empty Bowls event not occurring in 2020, and providing critical funds for the Food Bank during this crisis.

Hearty Stew Presenting Sponsor

Bisque Sponsors


Chowder Sponsors


Minestrone Sponsors

Chicken Noodle Sponsors

Empire Loan Charity Logo for Empty Bowls      Tufts Health Plan Foundation     

Bouillon Sponsors