Empty Bowls

Empty Bowls: A Benefit for the RI Community Food BankGuests Getting Oysters

Thursday, October 17th from 5:30-8:00pm
Rhodes on the Pawtuxet
60 Rhodes Place, Cranston

Presenting Sponsor: Citizens Bank

About Empty Bowls: This special event brings together hundreds of local artists, over 40 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.

Check out our Facebook photo gallery from last year’s event.

Tickets go on sale Monday, September 4th

  • General Admission: $50 in advance/$60 at door
  • Patron Admission: $150 per person
    Includes VIP bowl selection, one drink ticket and our gratitude for your generous donation)

2019’s Participating Food Vendors

Angelo’s Civita Farnese Garden of Eve RI Community Food Bank Community Kitchen
Blount Fine Foods Gotta Q Russell Morin Fine Catering
Bluefin Grille Gregg’s The Salted Slate
Brix Restaurant Hemenway’s Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar Sarcastic Sweets
Bywater Julian’s Seven Stars Bakery
The Catering Gourmet Knead Shaw’s Supermarket
Coast Guard House Luigi’s Restaurant and Gourmet Express Tallulah’s Taqueria
Cozy Caterers Mill’s Tavern Tom’s Bao Bao
Dave’s Marketplace Catering Pinelli’s Restaurant and Bar Watermark Café @ RISD
Eleven Forty Nine Pranzi Catering Xaco Taco
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Rasoi …and more to come!

If you own a restaurant, catering company or bakery and would like to join us as a food vendor, watch this brief (1 ½ minute) video and check out the Food Vendor Details.  To sign up, contact Kelly Seigh at kseigh@rifoodbank.org or 401-230-1679.

Calling All Artists!

This event could not happen without the generosity of our community of talented artists, who donate over 1,000 stunning bowls each year.  If you are an artist interested in supporting this event with a bowl donation, watch this brief (1 ½ minute) video and check out the Bowl Donation Packet.  Contact Kelly Seigh at kseigh@rifoodbank.org or 401-230-1679 with any questions.

2019’s Empty Bowls Sponsors

Hearty Stew Presenting Sponsor

Citizens Bank Presented Logo for Empty Bowls

Bisque Sponsor

Amica Logo for Empty Bowls

Chowder Sponsors

Delta Dental Logo     Marcum     Shaws Foundation logo for Empty Bowls

Minestrone Sponsors

Collette Logo        Dimeo   Neighborhood Health Plan of RI logo for Empty Bowls

Chicken Noodle Sponsors

Empire Loan Charity Logo for Empty Bowls    Holland & Knight     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