Feeding America

21st Annual Empty Bowls Luncheon

May 30, 2023 - May 30, 2023

About the event:

This event supports our programs, which allow us to connect neighbors across Southeast Nebraska to nourishing meals. Each attendee leaves with a hand-crafted stoneware bowl of their choosing from Down Under Pottery. The empty bowls symbolize the bowls our community has filled over the years and the bowls that still need filling.

Date, time & location:

Tuesday, May 30, 2023
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Embassy Suites, 1040 P St. in downtown Lincoln

Ticket information:

SOLD OUT! Tickets to Empty Bowls 2023 are no longer available for purchase. 


Participating Restaurants:

Asian Taste Thai Restaurant  Chicken Thai Coconut Soup

Billy’s Restaurant Creamy Vegetable Noodle Soup

Buzzard Billy’s  Crawfish Bisque

Casa Bovina Short Rib & Onion Soup

ChefauChef Catering  Pozole

Courtyard by Marriott- Lincoln Downtown/Haymarket  Thai Green Chile (gluten free, vegan)

Embassy Bar & Grill  Champagne Chicken Pot Pie

Great Plains Culinary Institute  Corn Bisque

La Paz  Black Bean Soup

Lazlo’s Brewery & Grill  Tomato Basil

Muchachos New Mexican Pork Green Chile

This year’s featured Partner Agency is the Center for People In Need. Stop by their booth at Empty Bowls to enjoy delicious soup and learn more about CPIN’s 20th anniversary and partnership with the Food Bank of Lincoln!

Event Sponsors:

Head Chef ($15,000+)

Peed Foundation

Rogers Foundation

Union Bank & Trust


Soup Kitchen ($5,000)

BIC Construction

Edward Jones

TAB Performance


Soup Bowl ($2,500)

Baxter Toyota-Lexus of Lincoln

Chesterman Coca-Cola

Famers Mutual of Nebraska

Hexagon Agility



Pinnacle Bank

Sid Dillon

SL Recruiting

Time Machines

Zelle HR Solutions


Soup Ladle ($1,500)


Cline Williams


Lincoln Surgical/Sutton Eye Surgical



Talent Plus


Soup Spoon ($750)


B & R Stores

Black Hills Energy

First Interstate Bank



Legacy Retirement Communities

Midwest Bank

Peetz Koerwitz & Lafleur, PC LLO

Sinclair Hille Architects

Speedway Motors

United Way of Lincoln/Lancaster County

Van Horn Custom Homes

Wellness Pharmacy


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