photo: David Woolley - Powderhorn365
The important work we do in the neighborhood is run 100% by volunteers and we need you! Sign up for a shift or two at the Powderhorn Art Fair on Saturday, August 4 and/or Sunday, August 5. Bring a friend or family member as many hands make light work.

Powderhorn Empty Bowls was started in 2007 by five neighbors and potters who met at the Powderhorn Park Pottery Program.

Their mission, to promote art, provide sustenance and promote the common good has been carried out every year since, with the help of donations and hundreds of volunteers. Every year hundreds of neighbors and community members gather together to help end hunger. These people choose a hand-made bowl that has been donated, which is filled with soup made by volunteers and local businesses and accompanied by bread made on site by volunteers.

For this, we ask for a $20 donation.

When finished, wash your bowl and bring it home. Enjoy it and have it as a reminder of all the empty bowls in your community, across Minnesota and around the world. Also leave with that bowl feeling good, knowing that on this day, you did something to feed people in your community.

2017 Event Distributions Update

The Board of Directors has made the following distributions to organizations in the neighborhood that do work that insects with our Mission: Make Art, Provide Sustenance and Promote the Common Good!

  • Division of Indian Work Food Shelf - $4,000
  • Full Cycle Youth Food Delivery Program - $3,500
  • Jericho Road Powderhorn Food Shelf - $2,300
  • Powderhorn Empty Bowls Pottery Fellow, Corey Clemetson (one year of classes at Powderhorn Park Pottery studio, materials and stipend)
  • Powderhorn Park Community Center -$4,500 (Schools Out Meal Program)
  • Sisters' Camelot - $3,000
  • Soup for You! - $1,250
  • Waite House Food Shelf - $1,000 (new grantee)
  • Walker Community Church Tuesday night community meal fund - $3,000
  • Youth Farm Powderhorn - $3,000

Your generous donations at our Annual Event are what make our neighborhood grants possible! Thank you! Powderhorn Empty Bowls