Empty Bowls

Sample soups and desserts by Fort Worth chefs, select keepsakes from handcrafted bowls, and more at Empty Bowls, a fusion of culinary and visual arts.

By joining us for this event, you help us fill the bowls of North Texans facing hunger. Each dollar you spend at Empty Bowls provides food for five meals.

Empty Bowls takes place on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Get your tickets today.

Empty Bowls Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsoring this event is another great way for you or your company to support the work of TAFB. Sponsorship benefits include early admission into the event, reserved seating and more.

View our sponsorship benefits and become a sponsor today.

Contact Francie Cooper at 817-857-7110 or by email for more information.


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

VIP access begins at 10:30 a.m.

General admission guests enter at 11 a.m.

Event ends at 1 p.m.


Will Rogers Memorial Center
Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibits Hall
Texas Room (West & Central Rooms)
3401 West Lancaster, Fort Worth 76107 (Map It)


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If Empty Bowls is canceled due to inclement weather, all proceeds will be considered donations to Tarrant Area Food Bank.


There are several parking areas located near the event. View a map with parking info.


More on Empty Bowls:

Check out our Empty Bowls 2017 Facebook event page to read reviews from Empty Bowls attendees, view photos from the event and more.


Tarrant Area Food Bank’s signature event attracts 2,000 guests and volunteers who:

  • Select keepsakes from among thousands of bowls handcrafted by North Texas artisans.
  • Bid in a live auction for bowls signed by celebrities of the stage, screen and sports.
  • Taste soups and desserts from Fort Worth area high-end and casual dining restaurants and caterers. View a sampling of the restaurants, caterers and culinary schools who participated in Empty Bowls 2017.
  • Bid in a silent auction for dozens of items such as season tickets to sporting events, paintings, fine jewelry, concert tickets and restaurant gift certificates.
  • And so much more!
Thank You to Our 2017 Sponsors

Co-Presenting Sponsors


GM Financial logo


Albertsons and Tom Thumb logos


Centerpiece Sponsor


 Vincent Genovese Memorial Foundation logo


Community Bowl Sponsors


Star-Telegram logo

Indulge logo

WFAA Channel 8 logo


Mixing Bowl Sponsor
Coca-Cola Bottling Co.


Soup Bowl Sponsors
American Airlines


Soup Spoon Sponsors
Barlow, Garsek & Simon, LLP
Mr. and Mrs. Kent Rasmussen
Haltom’s Jewelers
Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Simon, Jr.


Table Sponsors
Colonial Savings
Gorrondona & Associates, Inc.
Dr. and Mrs. Frank Cappuccio
Rosenthal 1997 Charitable Lead Annuity Trust
Davoil, Inc. / Fort Worth and Western Railroad
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Anfin
Mr. and Mrs J. Anicetus Fernando
The Jerry C. and Harriet J. Williams Charitable Fund
Renfro Foods
Farmers Market Fort Worth, Inc.
Frost Bank
Dean, Jacobson Financial Services, LLC
Mr. Michael Jarrard
Ms. Patty Krause
Mr. and Mrs. David Mann
American Beacon Advisors
Girls on the Go