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 feed the hungry citizens of our community and service area. Each person attending 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:

  • Ticket sales begin March 13, 2023
  • $25 each, including sales tax
  • Each ticket purchase includes admission to the event, soup, and a handcrafted, original pottery bowl, courtesy of Down Under Pottery.
  • Any online ticket purchases for Empty Bowls made on or after Friday, May 19 will not be mailed. They will be available at the Welcome/Will-call table beginning at 10:30 a.m.


Participating Restaurants:

Coming Soon!

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


Sous Chef ($7,500)

SL Recruiting


Soup Kitchen ($5,000)

Edward Jones


Soup Bowl ($2,500)

Famers Mutual of Nebraska


Pinnacle Bank


Soup Ladle ($1,500)



Soup Spoon ($750)



Is your company or business interested in sponsoring Empty Bowls? Find out more here