Filling Empty Bowls

Annual event to support Collin County food initiatives


Most of us don’t have to worry about going to bed hungry, but last year one out of every three students in the McKinney ISD were food insecure and had to do just that. But there’s a way to help, and have a family-friendly evening out at the same time.

The unique Empty Bowls McKinney fundraising event enters its 8th year on May 16 from 6 PM to 8 PM, seeking to raise funds to help end hunger in our area. Last year’s event raised more than $75,000 thanks to over 800 people who came together to fight hunger in Collin County.

This unique annual event begins with a showcase of over 1,000 one-of-a-kind bowls handcrafted by professional and student artists. For the price of admission, guests can share a sampling of gourmet soups, breads, and sweets that have been lovingly prepared by chefs from local restaurants, and take home one of these empty handcrafted bowls as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the local community and of the children and adults who go to sleep hungry. And the end result? Much needed funds that support hunger initiatives at Community Lifeline Center.

Plan on attending this fun and festive event to be held Thursday, May 16 from 6 PM to 8 PM at the McKinney Performing Arts Center (111 Tennessee St. in McKinney). Children under 10 are free. Admission includes specialty soups and breads from local restaurants and a one-of-a-kind handcrafted bowl.

COURTESY: Jamie St. Clair, Eileen Kalb/Empty Bowls McKinney

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