Regretfully, we are going to have to postpone the event and the new date is not yet determined. If you purchased tickets or are a sponsor, we have emailed you directly.

As soon as we have additional information we will be in touch. Thanks for your patience during this uncertain time.

If you have any questions, please email Donna Ragan, Marketing & Communications Manager at

We are honored to present Empty Bowls 2020 sponsored by Food Lion Feeds and the CRVA (Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority)

Empty Bowls is an event designed to raise awareness and funds in our mission to end hunger in the Metrolina region. Potters of all ages, skill levels and approaches to clay will donate hundreds of handmade ceramic bowls. The bowl then serves as a reminder that someone's bowl is always empty and that we need to continue our efforts to end hunger in our community.   


Last year, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina distributed over 60 million pounds of food and household products to over 800 nonprofit partner agencies in a 24 county service region.  Money raised through Empty Bowls will benefit the Food Bank's Community Programs, including our four main Child Hunger Programs:  the Backpack Program, the School-Based Mobile Pantry Program, the Kids Cafe' Program and Produce Drops.    

Event Includes: Pottery demonstration by Clayworks, silent auction, music, food, over 600 pottery bowls to choose from, and guests also receive a GoPlaySave Charlotte coupon book.   


Food Drive:  For every can of soup you bring with you to donate at Empty Bowls, FOOD LION will match your donation with another can of soup.  


Friday, March 20, 2020
Charlotte Convention Center - Richardson Ballroom

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

To view photos of last year's event, click here!

For questions, please contact Donna Ragan at



Title Sponsors

CRVA Logo Food Lion Feeds Logo

Soup Tureen Sponsors





Soup Bowl Sponsors


Brenda Artemes


Soup Ladle Sponsors


John & Peggy Schug

Darwin Freight Services




  Atrium Health


Official Print Sponsor:

Boingo Graphics


Our Neighbors In Need Are Counting On You

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