Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser for Hunger

Save the date:The 19th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser for Hunger will be held on Tuesday March 7, 2017


We want to thank you for mixing in your “special ingredients” to make our Hopkins School Community’s 18th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser for ResourceWest and ICA Food Shelf a great success - 
totaling over $1 million raised since the first year! 
Your support helps to ensure that no one's bowl goes empty in our community.
Our Recipe to fill Empty Bowls in our Community:
• 1,215 bowls created by our students, staff, and community potters
• 34 Hopkins Schools art, music, and elementary teachers
• 253 volunteers and 326 entertainers of all ages
• 75 artist bowls & fine art for the silent auction
• 1,509 servings of soup and bread
• 39 sponsors of in-kind services
Mix well together and the yield will be                 
including the $62,732 “SUPERVALU Challenge to the Community Fund” sponsored by SUPERVALU and 178 business, civic, congregation, city, school, and community leaders.

We hope you will join us for the 19th annual Empty Bowls on March 7, 2017.
Steve Adams
2016 Community Chair
Barb Westmoreland
Empty Bowls Coordinator

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Are there "empty bowls" in our community?

    • ICA Food Shelf provided more than 1.47 million pounds of food in 2015.
    • In 2015 ResourceWest connected over 10,000 area residents to resources for people seeking food, housing, healthcare, jobs, education, transportation and more.


For more information, contact Barb Westmoreland at the Hopkins Schools Volunteer Office 952-988-4069 or email.


What is Empty Bowls?

Hopkins Schools Community saw the growing need for a fundraiser for hunger in our own community. Here's what happened when the community came together.

Empty Bowls celebrates $1 million raised over 18-year history

The community-wide fundraiser brings in critical dollars each year to support ResourceWest and the ICA Food Shelf.
March 18, 2016

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If you would like to be a sponsor, make an in-kind donation, or volunteer, fill out this form.