Austin Empty Bowl Project

The Austin Empty Bowl Project is an effort by Austin area potters to fight hunger. Always the Sunday before Thanksgiving, this annual family-friendly event invites you to select your favorite from thousands of locally crafted ceramic bowls, have it filled with gourmet soup and bread and listen to live music while enjoying your lunch. Your $20 donation goes to Kids Cafe, a program of the Capital Area Food Bank, and Meals for Kids, a program of Meals on Wheels & More. Take the bowl home with you to remind you that others have empty bowls. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, November 20, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Marchesa Hall & Theatre at The Linc (across from Highland Mall). Hope to see you there!

The AEBP Preview Party, sponsored by Whole Foods Market, is the Austin Empty Bowl Project PLUS tasting of several soups, hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, desserts, door prizes and no line. This year’s Preview Party will be Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Marchesa Hall & Theatre at The Linc. Tickets available online in October.

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Listen to Hester and Kris talk about the Austin Empty Bowl Project on KOOP!


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We'll be returning to the Marchesa Hall for the 20th Annual Austin Empty Bowl Project!

Join us Sunday, November 20, 2016 at The Marchesa Hall & Theatre at The Linc.