NeighborImpact’s 17th Annual
Empty Bowls Fundraiser -
Sunday, October 28, 2018

The 17th Annual Empty Bowls event will take place on October 28, 2018 at the Central Oregon Community College Campus Center.   Tickets will be on sale starting August 8, 2018 and attendees will receive a beautifully handcrafted bowl made by local potters as well as lunch consisting of soup or chili, bread, refreshments, and dessert.  Attendees will enjoy a relaxed dining experience and the music of local jazz band, Summit Express.

Empty Bowls is an internationally recognized event that raises awareness of hunger and hunger-related issues.  Participants keep their handcrafted bowl as a reminder of the millions of bowls that remain empty each day around the world.  Locally, funds raised from the event support NeighborImpact’s Emergency Food Assistance program.  This program feeds approximately 25,000 people each month and distributes over 4 million pounds of food locally each year.

Event Date and Location:
Sunday, October 28, 2018
COCC Campus Center
2600 College Way in Bend
Tickets are $35 per person (limited time only)
Seating times: 12:00 PM (Sold Out), 1:30 PM or 3:00 PM

Each guest will receive a handcrafted bowl created by local artists.  Lunch includes artisan bread from the Village Bakery, gourmet soup made by COCC Culinary Institute, refreshments, and dessert. We recommend signing up early to take advantage of the discount and to get your preferred seating time before it sells out.

Purchase Tickets Online

Empty Bowls Sponsors

Media Sponsors



Go Magazine


Sustaining Sponsors




Strengthening Sponsors

Bend Garbage and Recycling

Supporting Sponsors

Columbia Bank

Hayden Homes

Hooker Creek Companies, LLC

Kirby Nagelhout Construction Co.

SELCO Community Credit Union

St. Charles Foundation

SunWest Builders

In Kind Donors

Cascade Culinary Institute

Central Oregon Community College

Strictly Organic Coffee

Summit Express Jazz Band

Oregon Green Products

The Village Baker

Learn more about the Empty Bowls Project


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Example Bowls from the Empty Bowls Event