Date: October 11th, 2018

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m .

Location: Mayo Civic Center

Join Channel One Regional Food Bank for the 14th annual celebration of Empty Bowls, a community event to help end hunger. Top local restaurants and Bakeries will provide a simple meal of soup and bread, which will be served by local celebrities and community leaders. Channel One also invites attendees to choose a hand-painted bowl to take home as a memento of the event and a reminder of the hunger many people in our community face each day. Throughout the event, attendees will be given opportunities to further support our mission with our new Text to Give option, and several ‘buy it now’ packages and bowls donated by local businesses and artists. All proceeds will support Channel One Regional Food Bank’s mission – to work in partnership with others to feed people in need.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite (fees apply) or in person at Rochester Think Mutual Bank locations, Color Me Mine in Rochester, and Channel One Food Bank.


Pre-purchase Tickets :

$10 for individual

$30 – family (2 adults and up to 4 children)

Tickets purchased on the day of event:

$15 for individual

$35 – family (2 adults and up to 4 children)

View Featured Bowl Packages!

For questions on volunteering, or soup/bread donations, contact Barbara Schramm at 507-424-1705 or email at

To sign up to be an Empty Bowls Sponsor, contact Linda Olson at 507-424-1730 or


Channel One is in need of hand painted bowls for this wonderful event.  To paint a bowl for Empty Bowls, our biggest fundraising event of the year, go to Color-Me-Mine at 416 Crossroads Drive, Rochester, MN and tell them you would like to paint a bowl for Empty Bowls.  For only $10, you can design and paint a bowl to donate to help end hunger.