Our 8th Annual Empty Bowls fundraiser benefits local charities feeding the poor. For a minimum $20 donation, you’ll receive a serving of soup to go in a keepsake, artisan bowl and will help raise enough money to fight hunger year round.
In addition to our most important goal of feeding the hungry, the event brings attention to the beautiful pottery of many “starving artists” in our region.
Place: Joplin Empire Market (931 E 4th St, Joplin, MO)
Time: Thursday, November 19th, 11am - 7pm
Donation: $20 minimum per bowl
Purchase A local handcrafted bowl
Receive A Serving of Soup to Go
Help Feed the Hungry!
Beginning September 14, you can get your bowl in advance for a minimum $30 donation. The higher presale price gives you first pick of all the beautiful pottery designs, and anyone who buys early can still stop by Empire Market on November 19 for a serving of soup.
Place: Joplin Greenhouse and The Coffee Shop (2820 E 32nd St, Joplin, MO)
Times: 8am - 5pm, Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri
Donation: $30 minimum per bowl
All Empty Bowls proceeds go to Mission Joplin, We Care of the Four States, Hope Kitchen, and Watered Gardens—each of which is already or in the process of becoming True Charity Certified. That means they measure the outcomes of their efforts, work with recipients to become self-sufficient, and are 100% voluntarily funded.