Sponsored by Food Lion Feeds and the CRVA (Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority), Empty Bowls is an event designed to raise awareness and funds for our work in ending 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.

Event Includes: A demonstration by Clayworks, huge silent auction with almost 200 packages , music, a delicious boxed lunch prepared by the spectacular team at the Charlotte Convention Center, a GoPlaySave coupon book and hundreds of pottery bowls to choose from!

Silent Auction Categories Include: wellness, trips and experiences, sports, food and beverage, and more!

NEW THIS YEAR...Raffle tickets will be sold at the event with the chance to win Food Lion gift cards worth $1,000! Must be present at the event to win.

Our Event Host: Kristen Miranda, WBTV News

To view photos from last year's event, click here.

Friday, April 21, 2023
General Admission: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
VIP: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Richardson Ballroom at the Charlotte Convention Center
501 S College St, Charlotte, NC 28202

Click here for parking and food drive information.


For more information please contact Celia Farmer at cfarmer@secondharvest.org.

Title Sponsors

CRVA Logo Food Lion Feeds Logo

Soup Tureen Sponsors







Soup Bowl Sponsors

Soup Ladle Sponsors

John & Peggy Schug

Darwin Freight Services

Official Print Sponsor

Boingo Graphics


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