How to Help

Empty Bowls with Panera

Friday, Sep. 18 — Wednesday, Sep. 30

Purchase ceramic and wooden bowls online to benefit The Food Bank through this year’s Empty Bowls event. The first 250 donors will receive a coupon for a bowl of free soup and a piece of bread from Panera, and two lucky donors will be chosen to receive free bread or bagels for a year.

You’ll have two weeks to explore and shop for beautiful bowls! All bowls are handcrafted by artists in southwest Missouri.

The empty bowls serve as a reminder of those struggling with hunger in southwest Missouri. All the funds raised from this year’s event will support the Weekend Backpack Program.

Click here to donate bowls!

Bidding begins Sept. 18, but we invite you to explore our catalog of bowls ahead of time!


September is a busy month for The Food Bank. Learn about all things Hunger Action Month here!

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