Empty Bowls

Empty Bowls: A Benefit for the RI Community Food Bank

Thursday, October 18, 2018
5:30 to 8:00 pm
Rhodes on the Pawtuxet



General Admission – $50 in advance/$60 at the door

Patron Admission – $150 per person
Includes VIP bowl selection, one free drink and our gratitude for your generous donation.

Join us for our 4th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser. Enjoy tastings from more than 35 local restaurants while you select a bowl to take home handcrafted by a local artist. Print out this year’s Empty Bowls flyer.

About Empty Bowls

The idea is simple.
Enjoy a delicious selection of tastings from 35 local restaurants.
Choose a handmade artisanal bowl to take home as a reminder of the bowls you’re helping to fill in our community.

Check out our Photo Gallery from the event!

Watch the video below to learn more about Empty Bowls.

Participating Restaurants

Blount Fine Foods Fleming’s RI Community Food Bank Community Kitchen
Bluefin Grille Gregg’s Restaurants & Pubs Russell Morin Fine Catering
Brix Hemenway’s The Salted Slate
Cassarino’s Ristorante Julian’s Seven Stars Bakery
Chapel Grille Knead Shaw’s Supermarket
Coast Guard House Legal Seafood The Simple Greek
Cozy Caterers Luigi’s Restaurant and Gourmet Express Statesman Tavern
Dave’s Marketplace Mill’s Tavern Tallulah’s Taqueria
The Dorrance New Harvest Coffee Roasters Tom’s Bao Bao
Edgewood Cheese Shop Pinelli’s Restaurant and Bar TwoTen Oyster Bar & Grill
Eleven Forty Nine Persimmon Watermark Café @ RISD
El Rancho Grande Rasoi Yoleni’s
Exeter Job Corps Academy Renaissance Providence Hotel


Empty Bowls Sponsors

Hearty Stew Presenting Sponsor

Citizens Bank Presented Logo for Empty Bowls

Chowder Sponsors

Amica Logo for Empty Bowls    Shaws Foundation logo for Empty Bowls

Minestrone Sponsors

Delta Dental Logo   Dimeo     Marcum logo for Empty Bowls        Neighborhood Health Plan of RI logo for Empty Bowls

Chicken Noodle Sponsors

  Empire Loan Charity Logo for Empty Bowls    Pawtucket Credit Union logo         UnitedHealthcare logo for Empty Bowls

Bouillon Sponsors

Admiral Packaging logo for Empty Bowls    CertaPro PaintersCitrin Cooperman logo for Empty Bowls  FGX    Navigant    PawSox logo    Packaging and More    Swarovski   

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 or 401-230-1679.

Calling All Artists!

We are so grateful to all the talented and generous artists who donate bowls to make this event a success year after year. Watch this brief video for instructions on how you can help!

Bowls can be dropped off at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank at 200 Niantic Avenue in Providence, Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm. If you need to arrange a pick-up, contact Kelly. Please fill out this donation form and include it with your bowl donation so we can acknowledge you in our event program.