Empty Bowls 2022

Empty Bowls 2022 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 in it’s 11th year and we hope you will join us! 
Saturday March 5, 2022 11am - 1:30pm 
at the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center
1288 W. River Rd
Empty Bowls is an event benefiting Interfaith Community Services and is designed to fight hunger in our Tucson community. Local potters create and donate beautiful handmade bowls that act as a reminder of all of the empty bowls here in Tucson. At the event, attendees dine on soup, bread and desserts provided by local restaurants, and enjoy musical entertainment. Proceeds from a silent auction and a raffle bring help and hope to local children and families. Attendees bring home a beautiful handmade bowl made by a local potter for the price of their admission ticket.
Please note: Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of the event, supported by valid photo identification, will be required of all attendees. Masks will be required at the event.