Empty Bowls Accepting Applications

Empty Bowls of Owensboro, Kentucky has set the date for this year’s annual fundraiser for Thursday, April 23 at 6 pm in the Saints Joseph and Paul Catholic Church Community Center, located at 609 East 4th Street.  This local event is part of a national movement to raise funds for those in need of food.

The Empty Bowls Committee is currently accepting applications from area soup kitchens and food pantries to be considered as a recipient of this year’s event. Those interested have until March 15th to submit an application. Applications may be found online at http://www.brescia.edu/empty-bowls-application-form.

Last year more than $4,000 was presented to Faith Lutheran’s Mustard Seed Ministry and Journey Fellowship’s “Feed a Friend” program.  Representatives from each group will give a presentation at this year’s event sharing how the funds were used to assist the feeding programs.

Tickets for the event will go on sale March 16th and can be purchased in advance by cash or check for $15 at the following locations:

Allstate Insurance Company Dave Lindow

1210 Burlew Blvd., Ste. A

Owensboro, KY

Monday-Thursday, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM

Contact: Tina Taylor


Rushing Winds Church of God

2613 Cravens Avenue

Owensboro, KY

Contact Amanda Graham at [email protected] for hours


Saints Joseph and Paul Catholic Church

609 East 4th Street

Owensboro, KY

Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Only 300 tickets will be available for this event and tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis. If all tickets are not presold, they will be available to purchase at the door.

Your ticket allows you to select a ceramic bowl from hundreds of handcrafted bowls made especially for this event by local artisans and students of Brescia University.  Brescia’s Art Department supplies the clay, glaze, and location for the bowls to be created. Each participant at the event will then use their selected bowl to receive one of four soups made available by local chefs and churches.

For more information on Empty Bowls, please contact Kayla Cruse at [email protected] or 270.686.2110.