Empty Bowls 2023

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Empty Bowls is back!

The much-loved Empty Bowls event will take place on April 30, 2023, to raise money and awareness for the issue of food insecurity in northwest Michigan.  

When: Sunday, April 30, 2023
Where: Howe Arena in Traverse City MI Directions
Times: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Empty Bowls is a fundraiser that supports food security in Northwest Michigan. Proceeds will be used to purchase healthy produce and protein from local farms for distribution to the Northwest Food Coalition’s 75+ food pantry and emergency meal sites. Event attendees will receive a handmade artisan bowl to take home along with a simple lunch of soup and bread and fellowship with other community members who support our cause.

For more information email us at EmptyBowls@northwestmifoodcoalition.org

Ticket Pricing:

Adult Advance Purchase (online link below) $25
Adult at the door $30
Children 6 – 13 $15
Children 5 and under free


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Would you like to help but are not able to attend?

You can donate to our Farm2Neighbor fund, by clicking on the button below.

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Consider being a sponsor

Our Sponsors are critical to the success of this event. The funds they provide help to pay the out-of-pocket costs of the event, allowing us to use all ticket proceeds to purchase food for our pantries and meal sites.

A key element in fulfilling this vision of a healthier region is supplying fresh fruits, vegetables, and lean protein from local farmers purchased through our Farm2Neighbor fund, supplemented by donated and rescued food. 

Will you help support the Coalition by sponsoring our Empty Bowls event?  If you have questions, email EmptyBowls@northwestmifoodcoalition.org

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