photo: David Woolley - Powderhorn365

Volunteers! Thank you for your continued interest in our Event!

  • Please note that again this year volunteers are encouraged to wear their volunteer t-shirts from the past PEB events as we have moved to aprons! Volunteers will be checked out a PEB apron to wear during their shift and it will be returned at the end of the shift to be utilized again next year. This will allow us to route even more funds directly back into the neighborhood.
  • As always, if you encounter any problems registering, please direct an email to with VOLUNTEER ISSUE in the subject line and we will be back to you as soon as possible.
  • Please use the same address if you are interested in signing up a large group of volunteers.
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We can't wait to work with you again this year.

Thanks, Powderhorn Empty Bowls

11th Annual Powderhorn Empty Bowls

Friday, November 3, 2017 · 11am–7pm

Powderhorn Park Building · 35th St. & 15th Avenue South · Minneapolis, Minnesota

Come together with your friends and neighbors for a community meal of bread and soup to help raise money to feed those who are hungry in our neighborhood.  Pick out a handmade bowl for your meal, enjoy visiting with your neighbors, and when you leave, take your bowl home with you–now empty–as a reminder that you've done something good to help your neighbors.

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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.

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2016 Event Distributions Update

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

  • Youth Farm Powderhorn - $3,000
  • Full Cycle Youth Food Delivery Program - $3,000
    (start up grant for new mobile food shelf!)
  • Walker Community Church Tuesday night community meal - $3,000
  • Jericho Road Powderhorn Food Shelf - $2,000
  • Powderhorn Park Community Center - $4,400
    (Schools Out Meal Program)
  • Division of Indian Work Food Shelf - $6,000
  • Sisters' Camelot - $3,000
  • Soup for You! (new grantee) - $1,500
  • Brian Coyle Food Shelf (new grantee) - $1,500
  • Living Spirit Community Wednesday night community meal (new grantee) - $900
  • Powderhorn Empty Bowls Pottery Fellow, Jared Walhowe! (one year of classes at Powderhorn Park Community Center pottery studio and all materials)

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