Empty Bowls 2024

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Empty Bowls is back!

The much-loved Empty Bowls event will take place on April 28, 2024, to raise money and awareness for the issue of food insecurity in northwest Michigan.  

When: Sunday, April 28, 2024
Where: Howe Arena in Traverse City MI Directions
Times: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

This year’s event will showcase the connection between Empty Bowls and the artist community here in Northern Michigan with the theme Heartful Artists…brushing away hunger.  Plans are still in the works, but we hope to have gallery displays, art for sale and live creation of artworks.  Same as last year, we will have clay and wood bowl making demonstrations and the popular Buy It Now table with Mystery Boxes and more bowls for sale.  There will be several new restaurants showcasing their best soup!

For more information email us at EmptyBowls@northwestmifoodcoalition.org

Ticket Pricing:

Adult Advance Purchase (online link below) $27
Adult at the door $33
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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