Empty Bowls 2021

Empty Bowls 2021 supporting Interfaith Community Services - AZ
Interfaith Community Services - AZ

About Empty Bowls

Event History / Background:

In a grass-roots, nation wide effort, local potters create and donate beautiful handmade bowls that act as a powerful reminder of those struggling with hunger in our direct community. In addition to the ticket proceeds, funds raised through a silent auction and a raffle bring help and hope to local families in need. Now more than ever, we are relying on our generous donors and event attendees to help ensure we are able to meet the growing need in the Tucson community.

How Your Support Makes a Difference

By supporting the ICS Empty Bowls event, you are enabling us to help the growing number of people in need meet one of the most basic human needs, food. Help us fight hunger and feed hope by signing up as an ICS Ambassador and creating your own event fundraising page or making a direct donation today.

ICS Food Banks

Every day, thousands of people in Pima County struggle to put food on the table.

ICS partners with the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona to distribute over 3,500 emergency food bags each month to low-income seniors, individuals and families in need. Registered households can receive one food allotment per month, filled with basic food staples. As supplies are available, ICS allows recipients to select supplemental food items to stretch their resources. This extra food comes from community food drives and from people like you. The ICS Food Bank also stocks a small supply of personal hygiene items and provides emergency food bags for homeless individuals or households who have run out of food and are in crisis.

The ICS Food Bank is the second largest provider of emergency food in Southern Arizona. We are dependent upon community food drives and donations to help keep the shelves stocked and to offer a selection of healthy foods to households in hardship. Volume purchasing arrangements with area food suppliers enables ICS to multiply every dollar donated many times over.

Thank you to our Sponsors

Empty Bowls is almost here!

With your ticket purchase, you will receive access to the premier of our virtual event program on Saturday, March 6th from 10:00 am – 11:00 am.

You will also receive one handmade bowl at our drive-thru bowl pick-up days - either Friday March 5th from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm of Saturday March 6th from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm. This part of the event will be held at the Interfaith Community Services Northwest Offices - 2820 W Ina Rd.  At that time, you will be given a prepackaged "mystery" bowl that may contain an additional prize, ranging from $25-100 gift cards to local businesses. 10 prizes will be given out total, 1 prize per hour.

We also want to show our appreciation to the many artists and vendors who have made this event so successful and impactful over the past 10 years. Empty Bowls would not be possible without your support. Please visit our Vendor page and consider patronizing the restaurants who have supported us year after year by donating soup, bread and desserts for this well-loved event.