Empty Bowls 2023

Friedens Food Pantries
October 2023
01:00 PM CDT
October 2023
03:00 PM CDT

About Our Auction

On October 8th, more than 1,500 handmade, one-of-a-kind bowls will be available for purchase at Empty Bowls - held at the Kern Center from 12-3. !!New this year: Guests who purchase in advance will enjoy VIP early-access from 11:30-12:00 AND an extra soup sample ticket!! Guests can enjoy a beautiful piece of art which also serves as a reminder that someone's bowl is always empty in our community.

Don't miss a chance to support Empty Bowls and win amazing deals through our virtual auction. Participation can be from anywhere - either from home or at the event! Auction opens Friday, October 6th at 1pm and closes Sunday, October 8 at 3pm.

Not able to attend the event? Wanting to purchase more bowls? Bowls will be available for purchase at Cream City Clay and Outpost Natural Foods through the end of the year.

- All sales are final, there are no exchanges, and all items are sold “as is.”
- No refunds after purchase. Guests are responsible for item(s) once they’re claimed.

About Friedens Food Pantries

Friedens Food Pantries has been nourishing communities for over 40 years. As Milwaukee’s largest food pantry network, we build community through dignified food access, food education, food rescue and sustainable practices, food advocacy, and community connection. Each year, we serve over 36,000 individuals in Milwaukee across four sites with over 1 million pounds of healthy, nutritious, free groceries. Our community-driven approach aims to create safe and dignified environments that reduce the stigma of food insecurity, which affects up to 1 in 7 Americans (Feeding America).

At Friedens, food is at the heart of what we do. We grow food together in our container beds and hydroponic towers. We prepare weekly food samples for guests at our cooking education table. And most importantly, we build connections between neighbors when we break bread together in our community food centers. We believe wholeheartedly that everyone deserves access to good food, and that food is able to transform lives, the economy, and the environment.

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