NeighborImpact’s Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser

The 18th Annual Empty Bowls event took place on October 27, 2019 at the Central Oregon Community College Campus Center. Attendees received a beautifully handcrafted bowl made by local potters as well as lunch consisting of soup or chili, bread, refreshments, and dessert.  Attendees enjoyed a relaxed dining experience at the COCC Campus Center that includes music by local artists.

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 Food Bank, which distributes over three million pounds of food annually to 55 food sites throughout Central Oregon. Every month, over 25,000 persons receive food through those locations.

Thank you to our guests, sponsors and volunteers for making this event a success.


Title Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor

Sustaining Sponsors

The Brewer Team at Morgan Stanley

Summit Bank

Strengthening Sponsors

Miller Lumber Co.

Bend Garbage & Recycling

St. Charles Health System

Pahlisch Homes

Bend Anesthesiology Group

Associate Sponsors

Central Oregon Community College

Rosell Wealth Management

Sunwest Builders

J L Ward Co.

Skjersaa Group

Columbia Bank


Media Sponsors


In-Kind Sponsors

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