At MANNA's 13th Annual Empty Bowls, contribute to the work of ending hunger in WNC by enjoying a meal of soup, bread and dessert, then taking home a locally-made handcrafted bowl to keep. Also included will be the Collector’s Corner (with bowls available for purchase at market value), live music, and family-friendly activities. There will be a cash bar for beer and wine.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
No. The Empty Bowls Dinner is designed to be kid-friendly. Children under 12 can eat for free, but the free children's ticket does not include a bowl to take home.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
After entering Biltmore Park, turn left at PF Chang’s onto Thetford Road and pull into the second parking garage, which is the one for the Hilton. Level One of the garage provides direct access to the Pisgah and Mitchell event rooms.
What time is the dinner?
Drop in any time between 5:30 and 7:30. Plenty of unique bowls will be available, regardless of when you come!
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Call 828-299-3663 x238 or email LBarker@MANNAFoodBank.org.
Can I update my registration information?
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
When & Where
is a private, not-for-profit service organization that links the food industry with more than 200 partner agencies in 16 counties of Western North Carolina. We are a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization. MANNA's mission is to involve, educate and unite people in the work of ending hunger in WNC.